Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Sy vs Aleksakhin?
Sadibou Sy beat Nikolay Aleksakhin by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of PFL 2022 #3, on Friday 6th May 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sadibou Sy.
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).
Sy vs Aleksakhin stats
Sadibou Sy stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nikolay Aleksakhin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Sy had a massive power advantage over Aleksakhin, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Aleksakhin's 0%.
Sadibou Sy was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Sy had a height advantage of 5 inches over Aleksakhin. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Sy was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 4 months later than Aleksakhin, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 46 to Aleksakhin's 71.
Sy vs Aleksakhin form
Sy had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexey Kunchenko at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #2 on 29th April 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had beat David Michaud at PFL 2019 #1 on 9th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
He had been beaten by Abusupiyan Magomedov at PFL 2018 #10 on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington D.C..
Sy'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 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Aleksakhin's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.