DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Afghanistan
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Malikov vs Yordan?
Daud Yordan beat Pavel Malikov by knockout in the 8th round on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at DIVS in Ekaterinburg.
The fight took place over 8 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Malikov vs Yordan stats
Pavel Malikov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daud Yordan made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yordan had a large advantage in power over Malikov, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Malikov's 38%.
Pavel Malikov was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Yordan had a height advantage of 1 inch over Malikov.
Both Pavel Malikov & Daud Yordan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Malikov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 year and 8 months later than Yordan, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 164 less professional rounds, 115 to Yordan's 279.
Pavel Malikov went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 6 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Daud Yordan was ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Malikov vs Yordan form
Pavel Malikov had beaten 1 of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Deiner Berrio on 15th December 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Yordan had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Cristian Rafael Coria on 4th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Radisson Victoria Plaza, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Previous to that, he had won against Yoshitaka Kato on 5th February 2016 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Balai Sarbini Convention Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Maxwell Awuku on 6th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DBL Arena, Surabaya.
Before that, he had defeated Ronald Pontillas on 20th December 2014 by knockout in the 5th round at Pangsuma Stadium, Pontianak.
He had won against Sipho Taliwe on 6th December 2013 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Metro City, Northbridge, Australia.
Yordan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Malikov vs Yordan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 pm UTC at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Afghanistan, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 pm BST in the UK.