Oct 10 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Youssef Zalal
Zalal
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8-0-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-2-0

The tape

27
Age
27
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBSUBSUB
Form
UDUDUDKOSD
8
Wins
10
1
By KO
2
13
KO%
20
7
By SUB
5
88
SUB%
50
0
Loses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017
8
Bouts
12
9
Rounds
29
24 minutes, 24 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Ilia Topuria vs Youssef Zalal report

Who won Topuria vs Zalal?

Ilia Topuria beat Youssef Zalal by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Island 5, on Saturday 10th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Ilia Topuria.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Topuria vs Zalal stats

Ilia Topuria stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Youssef Zalal made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Ilia Topuria's UFC record stood at 7-0-0, while Youssef Zalal's came in at 4-3-1.

The stats suggested Zalal had a slight advantage in power over Topuria, with a 20% knock out percentage over Topuria's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Topuria had a massive advantage over Zalal, boasting a 88% submission rate over Zalal's 50%.

Ilia Topuria was the same age as Youssef Zalal, at 27 years old.

Zalal had a height advantage of 3 inches over Topuria. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Topuria was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Zalal, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 25 to Zalal's 46.

Topuria vs Zalal form

Topuria remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had won against Brian Bouland at Cage Warriors 94 on 16th June 2018 by submission in the 1st round in their championship fight at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium.

Activity check

Topuria's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Zalal's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Topuria vs Zalal?

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