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Who won Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly beat Hassan N’Dam by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 20th November 2021 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Nevada.
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 Terence Crawford beating Shawn Porter for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Esquiva Falcao beat Patrice Volny and Isaac Dogboe defeated Christopher Diaz.
Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam stats
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hassan N’Dam made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Alimkhanuly had a slight advantage in power over N'Dam, with a 60% knock out percentage over N'Dam's 55%.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was the younger man by 9 years, at 29 years old.
Alimkhanuly had a height advantage of 1 inch over N'Dam.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hassan N’Dam was an orthodox fighter.
Alimkhanuly was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 11 year and 10 months later than N'Dam, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 244 less professional rounds, 67 to N'Dam's 311.
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at middleweight.
Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam form
Alimkhanuly remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rob Brant on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gonzalo Gaston Coria on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Albert Onolunose on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Chukchansi Park, California.
He had defeated Stuart McLellan on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Hassan N’Dam had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Fedor Chudinov on 13th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manezh, Vladikavkaz, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Callum Smith on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Martin Murray on 22nd December 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Ryota Murata on 22nd October 2017 by majority decision in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
He had defeated Ryota Murata on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly had been fighting more than Hassan N’Dam.
Going to this contest, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly had last fought 7 months and 8 days ago, while Hassan N’Dam's last outing had been 2 years, 6 months and 15 days ago.
Alimkhanuly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
N'Dam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam?
Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam was broadcast on ESPN PPV in the US.
What were the odds on Alimkhanuly vs N’Jikam?
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Hassan N’Dam made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.