Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Khytrov vs Mendez?
Ievgen Khytrov beat Paul Mendez by technical knockout in the 9th round on Thursday 21st July 2016 at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Khytrov vs Mendez stats
Ievgen Khytrov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paul Mendez made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Khytrov had a massive power advantage over Mendez, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Mendez's 47%.
Ievgen Khytrov was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Mendez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Khytrov. That also extended to a 11-inch reach advantage.
Both Ievgen Khytrov & Paul Mendez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Khytrov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 10 months later than Mendez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 54 less professional rounds, 87 to Mendez's 141.
Khytrov vs Mendez form
Khytrov had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Paul Mendez on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kenneth McNeil on 5th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.
Going into that contest, he had beat Josh Luteran on 31st October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Circus, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
Before that, he had defeated Nick Brinson on 7th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, United States.
He had won against Aaron Coley on 10th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn.
Khytrov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Khytrov vs Mendez?
Ievgen Khytrov was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Paul Mendez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.