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This fight between Yuniel Dorticos and Murat Gassiev took place on at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi, Russia.
At 192 cm, Murat Gassiev is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Yuniel Dorticos is 191 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Dorticos has a significantly longer reach of 203 cm, which is 10 cms longer than Gassiev's 193 cm. Dorticos also has a 11 cm ape index advantage over Gassiev.
Dorticos is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 22-0 (21 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 11 days ago against Dmitry Kudryashov, which he won via 2nd round KO.
Gassiev also comes in with an undefeated record of 25-0 (18 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 13 days ago against Krzysztof Włodarczyk, which he won via 3rd round KO.
Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Dorticos will be 31 years and 10 months old. Gassiev will be 24 years and 3 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at a rare 50-50 for both the fighters — either fighter could win this fight with equal probability. Here is the prediction for Dorticos vs Gassiev.
Murat Gassiev defeated Yuniel Dorticos via 12th round TKO to win the WBA (Unified) cruiserweight title and retain the IBF cruiserweight title. Dorticos' undefeated record of 22 wins comes to an end, and Gassiev advances his win streak to 26. Gassiev is now 26-0, and Dorticos 22-1.