Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Palmer vs Khaybulaev?
Movlid Khaybulaev beat Lance Palmer by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of PFL 2021 #6, on Friday 25th June 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Movlid Khaybulaev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Palmer vs Khaybulaev stats
Lance Palmer stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Movlid Khaybulaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 1 draw, with 6 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Khaybulaev had a massive power advantage over Palmer, boosting at 40% knock out percentage over Palmer's 5%.
Lance Palmer was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Khaybulaev had 1-inch reach advantage.
Palmer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 months earlier than Khaybulaev, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 75 to Khaybulaev's 46.
Palmer vs Khaybulaev form
Palmer had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Bubba Jenkins at PFL 2021 #1 on 23rd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Gilpin at PFL 2019 #10 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexandre de Almeida at PFL 2019 #8 on 17th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 2 round contest at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Luis Rafael Laurentino at PFL 2019 #5 on 25th July 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had beat Alex Gilpin at PFL 2019 #2 on 23rd May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
Palmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.