Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Briedis vs Mann?
Mairis Briedis beat Artur Mann by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Arena Riga in Riga.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.
Briedis vs Mann stats
Mairis Briedis stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Artur Mann made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Briedis had advantage in power over Mann, with a 70% knock out percentage over Mann's 53%.
Mairis Briedis was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Both Mairis Briedis & Artur Mann fought out of an orthodox stance.
Briedis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Mann, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 152 to Mann's 102.
Artur Mann was ranked number 6 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Mann form
Briedis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Briedis vs Mann start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Briedis vs Mann?
Mairis Briedis was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Artur Mann made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.