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Who won Minakov vs Sowma?
Said Sowma beat Vitaly Minakov by during the co-main event of Bellator MMA, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at VTB Arena in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Said Sowma.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Minakov vs Sowma stats
Vitaly Minakov stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Said Sowma made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Minakov had a slight advantage in power over Sowma, with a 59% knock out percentage over Sowma's 57%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Minakov had an advantage over Sowma, with a 32% submission rate over Sowma's 14%.
Vitaly Minakov was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Minakov had a height advantage of 4 inches over Sowma. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Minakov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 11 months earlier than Sowma, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 42 to Sowma's 30.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Said Sowma had been fighting more than Vitaly Minakov.
Going to this contest, Vitaly Minakov had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 15 days ago, while Said Sowma's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 23 days ago.
Minakov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Sowma's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
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