Ion Cutelaba entered this fight with a mma record of 15-4-0 (93% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.30 light heavyweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Glover Teixeira (Glover Teixeira vs Ion Cutelaba) and beating Khalil Rountree (Khalil Rountree vs Ion Cutelaba).
His opponent, Magomed Ankalaev, has an official record of 12-1-0 (58% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. 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) and Dalcha Lungiambula. Cutelaba vs Ankalaev is on the undercard of Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo – UFC Fight Night 169. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Where: Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Cutelaba’s previous fight: Khalil Rountree vs Ion Cutelaba
Cutelaba vs Ankalaev Fight Video:
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