• Sat, Oct 23, 2021
Vitaly Minakov vs. Said Sowma

On Saturday, October 23 at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia Vitaly Minakov will meet Said Sowma in a 3-round heavyweight bout.

Vitaly Minakov
Vitaly Minakov
Said Sowma
Said Sowma
Country RussiaRussia
Bryansk, Russia
SurinameSuriname
USA
Age 36 years 28 years
Pro 11 years 3 years
Height 6′ 3″ (191 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 76″ (193 cm) 76″ (193 cm)
Division heavyweight
(265 lbs / 120,2 kg)
heavyweight
(265 lbs / 120,2 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles - -
Record 22 - 1 - 0
(13 KOs)
7 - 2 - 0
(4 KOs)
KOs 59% 57%
Inactive 791 days 99 days
Advant.
Said Sowma won by RTD.

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia.

On which TV channel can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Vitaly Minakov versus Said Sowma?

  • SHOWTIME

Minakov vs. Sowma Fight Promo

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, October 23?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
heavyweight (265 lbs)Fedor EmelianenkoTim Johnson
heavyweight (265 lbs)Vitaly MinakovSaid Sowma
welterweight (170 lbs)Usman NurmagomedovPatrik Pietilä
middleweight (185 lbs)Anatoly TokovSharaf Davlatmurodov
heavyweight (265 lbs)Kirill SidelnikovRab Truesdale
lightweight (155 lbs)Vladimir TokovAymard Guih
flyweight (125 lbs)Darina MazdyukKatarzyna Sadura
flyweight (125 lbs)Irina AlekseevaStéphanie Page
bantamweight (135 lbs)Brian MooreNikita Mikhailov
welterweight (170 lbs)Grachik BozinyanAlexey Shurkevich
featherweight (145 lbs)Aiden LeeAleksandr Osetrov
featherweight (145 lbs)Gadzhi RabadanovAlexander Belikh
Vitaly Minakov

Vitaly Minakov

Vitaly Minakov is a Russian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Minakov has been performing for 11 years.

Vitaly was born in Bryansk, Russia, on February 6, 1985.
He currently resides in Fairfield, New Jersey, USA.

Last fight

The last fight of Vitaly Minakov took place on August 24, 2019 against Timothy JohnsonTimothy Johnson.
Minakov won by knockout (KO).

First world title

On November 15, 2013 Vitaly Minakov became the Bellator MMA heavyweight champion.
The Russian defeated world champion Alexander Volkov.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 23
  • Wins: 22
  • Wins by KO: 13
  • Wins by subm: 7
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Vitaly Minakov have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Said Sowma Loss
RTD (Broken Finger)
2019-08-24 Timothy Johnson Win
KO (Punches)
2019-02-16 Cheick Kongo Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-12-16 Tony Johnson Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-06-02 Antonio Silva Win
KO (Punches)
2017-02-23 D.J. Linderman Win
KO (Punches)
2016-06-17 Peter Graham Win
Submission (Armbar)
2015-12-11 Josh Copeland Win
Submission (Kimura)
2015-09-25 Geronimo dos Santos Win
Submission (Armbar)
2015-07-31 Adam Maciejewski Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-04-04 Cheick Kongo Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2013-11-15 Alexander Volkov Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-07-31 Ryan Martinez Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-06-19 Ron Sparks Win
KO (Punches)
2012-11-02 Vladimir Starcencov Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-09-17 Fabiano Scherner Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-06-07 Eddie Sanchez Win
KO (Punch)
2012-04-14 Karol Celinski Win
TKO (Corner Stoppage)
2011-06-29 Ivan Frolov Win
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
2011-04-21 Juan Espino Win
TKO (Punches)
2010-12-10 Valeriy Shcherbakov Win
Submission (Armbar)
2010-07-22 Vitalii Yalovenko Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2010-07-14 Alexander Zubachov Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2010-04-10 Ruslan Kabdulin Win
Submission (Armbar)

All Vitaly Minakov's losses

Who all beat Vitaly Minakov?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Said Sowma Loss
RTD (Broken Finger)
2019-02-16 Cheick Kongo Loss
Decision (Unanimous)

Vitaly Minakov Highlights

Said Sowma

Said Sowma

Said Sowma is a Surinamese MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Sowma has been performing for 3 years.

Said was born in USA, on January 14, 1993.
He currently resides in Suriname.

Last fight

The last fight of Said Sowma took place on July 16, 2021 against Ronny Markes.
Sowma won by knockout (KO).

MMA record

  • Total fights: 9
  • Wins: 7
  • Wins by KO: 4
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Said Sowma have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Vitaly Minakov Win
RTD (Broken Finger)
2021-07-16 Ronny Markes Win
KO (Punches)
2020-11-05 Tyrell Fortune Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-25 Bobby Brents Win
TKO (Punches)
2020-08-15 Dustin Clements Win
Submission
2020-02-28 Jermayne Barnes Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-12-13 Marino Eatman Win
TKO (Punches)
2019-04-26 Jimmy Lawson Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-10-20 Quentin Henry Win
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
2018-04-06 Steve Mowry Loss
TKO (Retirement)

All Said Sowma's losses

Who all beat Said Sowma?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2020-11-05 Tyrell Fortune Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-04-06 Steve Mowry Loss
TKO (Retirement)

Said Sowma Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Minakov to win: 1/7
  • Sowma to win: 5/1
  • Draw: 17/1

Prediction

Egor Tatishev
Who will win: Minakov or Sowma?

Minakov and Sowma are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Vitaly Minakov will win by technical knockout.

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