Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Salikhov vs Staropoli?
Muslim Salikhov beat Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 20, on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Muslim Salikhov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Salikhov vs Staropoli stats
Muslim Salikhov stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Laureano Staropoli made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Salikhov had a large advantage in power over Staropoli, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Staropoli's 56%.
Muslim Salikhov was the older man by 9 years, at 37 years old.
Staropoli had a height advantage of 2 inches over Salikhov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Salikhov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years earlier than Staropoli, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 27 to Staropoli's 23.
Salikhov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.