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Who won Shahbazyan vs Imavov?
Nassourdine Imavov beat Edmen Shahbazyan by , during the prelims of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nassourdine Imavov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Shahbazyan vs Imavov stats
Edmen Shahbazyan stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Nassourdine Imavov made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Shahbazyan had a massive power advantage over Imavov, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Imavov's 40%.
Edmen Shahbazyan was the younger man by 1 year, at 24 years old.
Imavov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Shahbazyan. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Shahbazyan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year later than Imavov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 21 to Imavov's 24.
Imavov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.