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Who won Musayev vs Shabliy?
Alexander Shabliy beat Tofiq Musayev by during the co-main event of Bellator 292, on Friday 10th March 2023 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Shabliy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Musayev vs Shabliy stats
Tofiq Musayev stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Alexander Shabliy made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Musayev had a large advantage in power over Shabliy, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Shabliy's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shabliy had a large advantage over Musayev, boosting at 32% submission rate over Musayev's 11%.
Tofiq Musayev was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Musayev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Shabliy.
Musayev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 7 months later than Shabliy, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 42 to Shabliy's 51.
Musayev vs Shabliy form
Musayev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Lightweight championship fight at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Patricky Pitbull at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had beat Johnny Case at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had defeated Damien Brown at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
Musayev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Musayev vs Shabliy?
Tofiq Musayev was a 6/5 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Alexander Shabliy made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-170) with oddsmakers.