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Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs Rob Brant report
Who won Alimkhanuly vs Brant?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly beat Rob Brant by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 26th June 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko beating Masayoshi Nakatani. Also, on the undercard Giovani Santillan beat Cecil McCalla.
Alimkhanuly vs Brant stats
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rob Brant made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Brant had advantage in power over Alimkhanuly, with a 69% knock out percentage over Alimkhanuly's 56%.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Alimkhanuly had 2-inch reach advantage.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly fought out of the southpaw stance, while Rob Brant was an orthodox fighter.
Alimkhanuly was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 4 months later than Brant, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 80 to Brant's 126.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at middleweight.
Rob Brant was ranked number 12 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Alimkhanuly vs Brant form
Alimkhanuly remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Denzel Bentley on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Rob Brant on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had won against Gonzalo Gaston Coria on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Brant had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Vitalii Kopylenko on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ryota Murata on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Khasan Baysangurov on 15th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Grand Casino, Minnesota, United States.
Before that, he had beat Ryota Murata on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Juergen Braehmer on 27th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sport and Congress Center, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly had been fighting more than Rob Brant.
Going to this contest, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly had last fought 6 months and 16 days ago, while Rob Brant's last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 6 days ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Alimkhanuly vs Brant start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Alimkhanuly vs Brant?
Alimkhanuly vs Brant was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
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