Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Valente vs Bekoev?
Azamat Bekoev beat Renato Valente by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of LFA 152, on Friday 10th February 2023 at Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Azamat Bekoev.
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).
Valente vs Bekoev stats
Renato Valente stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Azamat Bekoev made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Bekoev had a large advantage in power over Valente, boosting at 36% knock out percentage over Valente's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bekoev had a slight advantage over Valente, with a 57% submission rate over Valente's 50%.
Renato Valente was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Bekoev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Valente.
Valente was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 months earlier than Bekoev, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 38 to Bekoev's 39.
Valente's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 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 Valente vs Bekoev?
Renato Valente was a 9/2 (+450) underdog going into the contest, while Azamat Bekoev made his way into the ring at 1/7 (-710) with oddsmakers.