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Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs Denzel Bentley report
Who won Alimkhanuly vs Bentley?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly beat Denzel Bentley by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 118-110 in favor of winner Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBO middleweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Estrada vs Villarino.
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley stats
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Denzel Bentley made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Alimkhanuly had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bentley. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly fought out of the southpaw stance, while Denzel Bentley was an orthodox fighter.
Alimkhanuly was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 11 months earlier than Bentley, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 79 to Bentley's 80.
Denzel Bentley was ranked number 9 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Alimkhanuly vs Bentley form
Alimkhanuly remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Danny Dignum on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO Interim World Middleweight championship fight at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rob Brant on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Gonzalo Gaston Coria on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had beat Albert Onolunose on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Chukchansi Park, California.
Bentley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Marcus Morrison on 16th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Linus Udofia on 13th May 2022 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Indigo at The O2, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sam Evans on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Utilita Arena, West Midlands.
Before that, he had been beaten by Felix Cash on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Middleweight and BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
He had defeated Mark Heffron on 13th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Denzel Bentley had been fighting more than Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.
Going to this contest, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly had last fought 10 months and 12 days ago, while Denzel Bentley's last outing had been 6 months and 17 days ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Bentley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Alimkhanuly vs Bentley start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Alimkhanuly vs Bentley?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 7:15 PM EST / 4:15 PM PST. The BT Sport 1 broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Alimkhanuly vs Bentley?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Denzel Bentley made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.
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Alimkhanuly vs Bentley Predictions
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Zhanibek Alimkhanuly - KO||50%|
|Denzel Bentley - Decision||50%|
Based on 2 Predictions