Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Ziani vs Dilmaghani?
Samir Ziani beat Alex Dilmaghani by technical knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 5th September 2020 at Production Park Studios in South Kirkby, Yorkshire.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Ziani vs Dilmaghani stats
Samir Ziani stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alex Dilmaghani made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dilmaghani had a large advantage in power over Ziani, boosting at 42% knock out percentage over Ziani's 19%.
Samir Ziani was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Dilmaghani had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ziani.
Samir Ziani fought out of the orthodox stance, while Alex Dilmaghani was a southpaw.
Ziani was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year later than Dilmaghani, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 166 more professional rounds, 285 to Dilmaghani's 119.
Samir Ziani went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC and 12 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Ziani vs Dilmaghani form
Dilmaghani 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 drawn with Francisco Fonseca on 16th November 2019 by majority draw in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Martin Parlagi on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Cristian Arrazola on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Montreal Casino, Quebec, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Andy Almendras on 10th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at 17 Steakhouse, Ontario.
Hehad defeated Tuomo Eronen on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Powerade Centre, Ontario.
Dilmaghani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ziani vs Dilmaghani start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Production Park Studios, South Kirkby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Ziani vs Dilmaghani?
Ziani vs Dilmaghani was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Ziani vs Dilmaghani?
Samir Ziani was a 71/50 (+142) underdog going into the contest, while Alex Dilmaghani made his way into the ring at 27/50 (-185) with oddsmakers.