Romeo Iamandi, Buzau, Romania
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Dinu vs Nascimento?
Bogdan Dinu beat Marcelo Luiz Nascimento by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 8th December 2017 at Romeo Iamandi in Buzau.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Dinu vs Nascimento stats
Bogdan Dinu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcelo Luiz Nascimento made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nascimento had advantage in power over Dinu, with a 89% knock out percentage over Dinu's 76%.
Bogdan Dinu was the younger man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Both Bogdan Dinu & Marcelo Luiz Nascimento fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dinu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 months later than Nascimento, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 68 less professional rounds, 75 to Nascimento's 143.
Bogdan Dinu went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA and 13 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Dinu vs Nascimento form
Bogdan Dinu had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kubrat Pulev on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jarrell Miller on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marcelo Luiz Nascimento on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Romeo Iamandi, Buzau, Romania.
Before that, he had won against Irakli Gvenetadze on 6th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sala Constantin Jude, Timisoara.
He had beat Davit Gorgiladze on 14th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Circus, Bucharest.
Nascimento had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Mariusz Wach on 14th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hala Azoty, Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland.
Previous to that, he had lost to Johann Duhaupas on 5th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Gymnase du Lycee Technique de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dereck Chisora on 26th September 2015 by points in the 10th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Carlos Takam on 10th April 2015 by knockout in the 4th round at Gymnase du Clos de l'Arche, Noisy-le-Grand, France.
Hehad been beaten by Solomon Haumono on 17th October 2013 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bogdan Dinu had been fighting more than Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.
Going to this contest, Bogdan Dinu had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 4 days ago, while Marcelo Luiz Nascimento's last outing had been 5 years, 5 months and 13 days ago.
Dinu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Nascimento's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Dinu vs Nascimento start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Romeo Iamandi, Buzau, Romania, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Dinu vs Nascimento?
Bogdan Dinu was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Marcelo Luiz Nascimento made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.