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Who won Lewis vs Ivanov?
Derrick Lewis beat Blagoy Ivanov by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 244, on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Ivanov stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Blagoy Ivanov made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a large advantage over Lewis, boosting at 33% submission rate over Lewis' 5%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Lewis had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Lewis was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year and 5 months later than Ivanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 79 to Ivanov's 55.
Lewis vs Ivanov form
Derrick Lewis had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Before that, he had beat Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Ivanov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
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