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Who won Radzhabov vs Ribovics?
Loik Radzhabov beat Esteban Ribovics by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Loik Radzhabov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Radzhabov vs Ribovics stats
Loik Radzhabov stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Esteban Ribovics made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Ribovics had a slight advantage in power over Radzhabov, with a 55% knock out percentage over Radzhabov's 47%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ribovics had an advantage over Radzhabov, with a 45% submission rate over Radzhabov's 27%.
Loik Radzhabov was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Ribovics had a height advantage of 2 inches over Radzhabov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Radzhabov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Ribovics, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 56 to Ribovics' 26.
Radzhabov vs Ribovics form
Radzhabov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Raush Manfio at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Martinez at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Akhmet Aliev at PFL 2021 #4 on 10th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alex Martinez at PFL 2021 #1 on 23rd April 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had lost to Natan Schulte 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.
Radzhabov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Radzhabov vs Ribovics?
Loik Radzhabov was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Esteban Ribovics made his way into the ring at 37/20 (+190) with oddsmakers.