Completed MMA Bout

Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Joel Alvarez defeats Alexander Yakovlev via Submission at 3:00 of Round 1

Joel "El Fenomeno" Alvarez
Alexander "Thunder of the North" Yakovlev

Alvarez
Submission
Round 1

Joel Alvarez Alexander Yakovlev

"El Fenomeno" "Thunder of the North"

17-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   25-10-1
Climbed to 18-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 25-11
-175 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +150 (Slight Underdog)
Spain   Nationality   Russia
Gijón, Asturias, Spain   Fighting out of   St. Petersburg, Russia
27 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   36 years, 3 months, 6 days
159.5 lbs (72.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)
6'3" (191cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
  Gym   K-Dojo Warrior Tribe
UFC 254
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
  • Date: Saturday 10.24.2020 at 02:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Alvarez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Yakovlev Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Alvarez vs. Yakovlev Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 3399  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Alvarez
89%
Yakovlev
11%

Event Discussion

ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

10.26.2020 | 11:51 PM ET

Huh.

Goddamn Greg. Careful with that axe!
mulefloyd
mulefloyd

10.27.2020 | 2:11 PM ET

The ONLY time I was entertained by a Khabib performance and thus at least mildly interested in his next one was this fight. Only time I've seen him be a dynamic ground fighter instead of a static one. 

I agree about the Tibau fight but it was obvious that Khabib had improved over that early version himself. The GSP comparison is very apt imo, at least the post-Serra version as both were too focused on defensive tactics and control to ever be truly entertaining.

* Edited at 10.27.2020, 2:12 PM ET *

FireFist45
FireFist45

10.27.2020 | 4:13 PM ET

Khabib's Padded record Before UFC ....

6 fighters were making their pro-debut  ( means extremely padded )
only fought 6 fighters with winning records in his first 16 fights  


When Khabib was about to fight someone like Tony Ferguson who had plans for him on the ground game -- mean lots and lots of blood spilled - Khabib would suddenly have a medical issue and cant fight because he cut too much weight or something else.  

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