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Who won Weichel vs Khizriev?
Timur Khizriev beat Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 288, on Friday 18th November 2022 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 27-30, 27-30 in favor of winner Timur Khizriev.
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).
Weichel vs Khizriev stats
Daniel Weichel stepped into the octagon with a record of 42 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 22 by submission.
Timur Khizriev made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Khizriev had an advantage in power over Weichel, with a 27% knock out percentage over Weichel's 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Weichel had a massive advantage over Khizriev, boasting at 52% submission rate over Khizriev's 9%.
Daniel Weichel was the older man by 11 years, at 38 years old.
Weichel had a height advantage of 1 inch over Khizriev.
Weichel was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 44 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 12 years and 3 months earlier than Khizriev, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 80 more professional rounds, 109 to Khizriev's 29.
Weichel vs Khizriev form
Weichel had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Robert Whiteford at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Pedro Carvalho at Bellator MMA on 5th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Keoni Diggs at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 203 on 14th July 2018 by split decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Il Centrale Live Roma, Rome, Italy.
Weichel's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Weichel vs Khizriev?
Daniel Weichel was a 47/20 (+260) underdog going into the contest, while Timur Khizriev made his way into the ring at 3/10 (-360) with oddsmakers.