Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Brant vs Kopylenko?
Rob Brant beat Vitalii Kopylenko by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rob Brant.
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 Eleider Alvarez's and Joe Smith Jr's clash.
Brant vs Kopylenko stats
Rob Brant stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vitalii Kopylenko made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Brant had advantage in power over Kopylenko, with a 68% knock out percentage over Kopylenko's 57%.
Rob Brant was the younger man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Both Rob Brant & Vitalii Kopylenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Brant was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 4 months later than Kopylenko, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 126 to Kopylenko's 149.
Brant vs Kopylenko form
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 lost to 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Juergen Braehmer on 27th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sport and Congress Center, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
He had won against Alexis Hloros on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Grand Casino, Hinckley, United States.
Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Brant vs Kopylenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Brant vs Kopylenko?
Brant vs Kopylenko was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Brant vs Kopylenko?
Rob Brant was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Vitalii Kopylenko made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.