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Who won Jennings vs Dimitrenko?
Bryant Jennings beat Alexander Dimitrenko by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 18th August 2018 at Ocean Resort Casino in New Jersey.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
The undercard featured the clash of Hart vs Gavronski.
Jennings vs Dimitrenko stats
Bryant Jennings stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Dimitrenko made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dimitrenko had a slight advantage in power over Jennings, with a 63% knock out percentage over Jennings' 57%.
Bryant Jennings was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Dimitrenko had a height advantage of 4 inches over Jennings. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Bryant Jennings & Alexander Dimitrenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Jennings was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 8 year and 2 months later than Dimitrenko, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 172 more professional rounds, 172 to Dimitrenko's 0.
Bryant Jennings went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 8 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Alexander Dimitrenko was ranked number 10 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Jennings vs Dimitrenko form
Jennings had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Joey Dawejko on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Akhror Muralimov on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Grand Theatre, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Don Haynesworth on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Daniel Martz on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska.
He had been beaten by Luis Ortiz on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Dimitrenko 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 beat Adrian Granat on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden.
Previous to that, he had lost to Joseph Parker on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Going into that contest, he had beat Drazan Janjanin on 16th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bavaria Filmgelaende, Munich, Germany.
Before that, he had defeated Milos Dovedan on 24th October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Schulsporthalle, Munich.
Hehad won against Zoltan Csala on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at GETEC Arena, Magdeburg.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bryant Jennings had been fighting more than Alexander Dimitrenko.
Going to this contest, Bryant Jennings had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 21 days ago, while Alexander Dimitrenko's last outing had been 4 years, 7 months and 1 day ago.
Jennings' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Dimitrenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Jennings vs Dimitrenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Jennings vs Dimitrenko?
Jennings vs Dimitrenko was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Jennings vs Dimitrenko?
Bryant Jennings was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Dimitrenko made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.