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Alexander Romanov vs Ilir Latifi preview
When is Romanov vs Latifi?
Alexander Romanov could potentially take on Ilir Latifi, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Romanov vs Latifi stats
Alexander Romanov would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Ilir Latifi would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest that Romanov and Latifi have similar power, both with a 38% knock out percentage.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Romanov would have a massive advantage over Latifi, boasting at 56% submission rate over Latifi's 25%.
Alexander Romanov is the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.
Romanov has a height advantage of 4 inches over Latifi. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Romanov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year and 6 months later than Latifi, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 22 less professional rounds, 28 to Latifi's 50.
Romanov vs Latifi form
Romanov has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marcin Tybura at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by majority decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jared Vanderaa at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Juan Espino at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Ilir Latifi has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had been beaten by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
He had lost to Corey Anderson at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Alexander Romanov has been fighting more than Ilir Latifi.
Alexander Romanov last fought 4 days ago, while Ilir Latifi's last outing was 5 months and 14 days ago.
Romanov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Latifi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Romanov vs Latifi?
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