Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Goulamirian vs Flanagan?
Arsen Goulamirian beat Mark Flanagan by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Palais des Sports in Bouches-du-Rhône.
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).
Goulamirian vs Flanagan stats
Arsen Goulamirian stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mark Flanagan made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Flanagan had a slight advantage in power over Goulamirian, with a 71% knock out percentage over Goulamirian's 65%.
Arsen Goulamirian was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Both Arsen Goulamirian & Mark Flanagan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Goulamirian was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 11 months later than Flanagan, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 142 to Flanagan's 159.
Arsen Goulamirian went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at cruiserweight.
Mark Flanagan was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Goulamirian vs Flanagan form
Goulamirian remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kane Watts on 15th November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight championship fight at Accor Hotel Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Mark Flanagan on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryad Merhy on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône.
Before that, he had defeated Hamilton Ventura on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at La Palestre, Alpes-Maritimes.
He had won against Mitch Williams on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Casino d'Evian, Haute-Savoie.
Goulamirian's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Goulamirian vs Flanagan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 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 Goulamirian vs Flanagan?
Arsen Goulamirian was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Mark Flanagan made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.