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Serhiy Sidey vs Austin Russell report
Who won Sidey vs Russell?
Serhiy Sidey beat Austin Russell by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of BFL 72, on Thursday 28th April 2022 at Harbour Convention Centre in Vancouver.
The scorecards were announced as 50-44, 50-45, 49-46 in favor of winner Serhiy Sidey.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sidey vs Russell stats
Serhiy Sidey stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Austin Russell made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 2 wins and 0 draws and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Sidey had a massive power advantage over Russell, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Russell's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Russell had a large advantage over Sidey, boosting at 50% submission rate over Sidey's 20%.
Serhiy Sidey was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Sidey was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Russell, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 13 to Russell's 14.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Austin Russell had been fighting more than Serhiy Sidey.
Going to this contest, Serhiy Sidey had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 29 days ago, while Austin Russell's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 29 days ago.
Sidey's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Russell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Sidey vs Russell?
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