Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Tokov vs Shlemenko?
Anatoly Tokov beat Alexander Shlemenko by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 208, on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anatoly Tokov.
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).
Tokov vs Shlemenko stats
Anatoly Tokov stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Alexander Shlemenko made his way to the ring with a record of 56 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 31 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Tokov had a slight advantage in power over Shlemenko, with a 58% knock out percentage over Shlemenko's 55%.
Anatoly Tokov was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Shlemenko had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tokov. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Tokov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 39 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 8 months later than Shlemenko, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 71 less professional rounds, 65 to Shlemenko's 136.
Tokov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.