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Who won Butaev vs Stanionis?
Eimantas Stanionis beat Radzhab Butaev by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th April 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as 114-113, 111-116, 110-117 in favor of winner Eimantas Stanionis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBA belts on the line.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr beating Yordenis Ugas for the WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and IBF World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Cody Crowley defeated Josesito Lopez, Isaac Cruz was victorious over Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jose Valenzuela beat Francisco Vargas and Brandun Lee defeated Zachary Ochoa.
Butaev vs Stanionis stats
Radzhab Butaev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Eimantas Stanionis made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Butaev had a slight advantage in power over Stanionis, with a 79% knock out percentage over Stanionis' 69%.
Radzhab Butaev was the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Butaev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stanionis. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Radzhab Butaev & Eimantas Stanionis fought out of an orthodox stance.
Butaev was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 3 months later than Stanionis, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 78 to Stanionis' 86.
Eimantas Stanionis was ranked number 1 by the WBA and 9 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Butaev vs Stanionis form
Butaev 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 Jamal James on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Besputin on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Silverio Ortiz on 3rd May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Before that, he had beat Lanardo Tyner on 8th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Maryland Live Casino, Maryland.
He had won against Azael Cosio on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Butaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Stanionis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.5 rounds on average.
What time did Butaev vs Stanionis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Butaev vs Stanionis?
Radzhab Butaev was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Eimantas Stanionis made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.