Aug 26 2023
Saturday

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, United States

10 round contest @ Heavyweight
Zhan Kossobutskiy
Kossobutskiy
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17-1-0
DQ 4
DQ 4
19-0-0

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The tape

29
Age
35
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 3" / 190 cm
88.2" / 224 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

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Form
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17
Wins
19
0
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0
KO%
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1
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2017

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WBC
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Efe Ajagba vs Zhan Kossobutskiy report


Who won Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy?

Efe Ajagba beat Zhan Kossobutskiy by on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Efe Ajagba.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Jared Anderson beating Andriy Rudenko. Also, on the undercard Bakhodir Jalolov beat Onoriode Ehwarieme, Bruce Carrington defeated Angel Antonio Contreras and Nico Ali Walsh was defeated by Sona Akale.

Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy stats

Back in August 2023, Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Zhan Kossobutskiy made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws.

Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.

Ajagba had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kossobutskiy. That also extended to a 10-inch reach advantage.

Efe Ajagba fought out of the orthodox stance, while Zhan Kossobutskiy was a southpaw.

Ajagba's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Kossobutskiy's, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month earlier than Kossobutskiy, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 83 to Kossobutskiy's 58.

Efe Ajagba went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC at heavyweight.

Zhan Kossobutskiy was ranked number 14 by the WBA and 9 by the WBC in the 201lb division.

Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy form

Ajagba had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Stephan Shaw on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jozsef Darmos on 27th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Frank Sanchez on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Brian Howard on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

He had beat Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

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Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

What time did Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy?

Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.

What were the odds on Ajagba vs Kossobutskiy?

Efe Ajagba was a 8/5 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Zhan Kossobutskiy made his way into the ring at 47/100 (-210) with oddsmakers.

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