Magomed Ankalaev entered this fight with a professional record of 14-1-0 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world. He was defeated by Paul Craig in 2018 but then he has won over Marcin Prachnio, Klidson Farias de Abreu (Magomed Ankalaev vs Klidson Farias de Abreu), Dalcha Lungiambula and Ion Cutelaba in their first fight (controversial TKO decision, Ion Cutelaba vs Magomed Ankalaev I).
His opponent, Ion Cutelaba, has a mma record of 15-5-0 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.37 in the same weight class. Before losing to Ankalaev, he had fought twice in 2019 losing also to Glover Teixeira (Glover Teixeira vs Ion Cutelaba) and beating Khalil Rountree (Khalil Rountree vs Ion Cutelaba). Cutelaba vs Ankalaev 2 is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje – UFC 254. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Where: Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC 254 fight card (main fights):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba 2
Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa
Ankalaev’s next fight: Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev
Cutelaba’s next fight: Dustin Jacoby vs Ion Cutelaba
Ankalaev vs Cutelaba 2 Fight Video:
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