Red Arena, Estosadok, Russia
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Vlasov vs Valera?
Maksim Vlasov beat Felix Valera by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 25th December 2021 at Red Arena in Estosadok.
The scorecards were announced as 99-87, 100-86, 100-86 in favor of winner Maksim Vlasov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Vlasov vs Valera stats
Maksim Vlasov stepped into the ring with a record of 45 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Felix Valera made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Valera had a large advantage in power over Vlasov, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Vlasov's 58%.
Maksim Vlasov was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Both Maksim Vlasov & Felix Valera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vlasov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Valera, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 197 more professional rounds, 303 to Valera's 106.
Maksim Vlasov went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO at light heavyweight.
Vlasov vs Valera form
Maksim Vlasov had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joe Smith Jr on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Omar Garcia on 19th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Cortesia, Krasnodar, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Glowacki on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Before that, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia.
He had beat Vikapita Meroro on 21st December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow.
Vlasov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Valera's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Vlasov vs Valera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Red Arena, Estosadok, Russia, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Vlasov vs Valera?
Maksim Vlasov was a 3/50 (-1666) favourite going into the contest, while Felix Valera made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.