28-Year-Old UFC Heavyweight 10-0
March 17, 2018 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Sosnovskiy defeated Mark Godbeer via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:29 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in London.
This was a very close fight until the finish. Sosnovskiy made his Octagon debut and had only been out of the first round in two of his ten professional fights. He was able to get an early takedown against the fence, but had difficulty getting past Godbeer's guard. The referee eventually stood the fighters up and both fighters landed in a striking exchange. The second round was very similar as the Russian got the early takedown, Godbeer reversed, and the referee stood the fighters up. Once the fight started again it seemed that Sosnovskiy landed a punch that hurt Godbeer. The Englishman was wobbly and got taken to the ground by Sosnovskiy. Sosnovskiy rained down punches from the mount, took Godbeer's back, and sunk in the rear-naked choke. It was a good debut, but Sosnovskiy's conditioning will be an issue against fighters who keep a higher pace than Godbeer.
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Fantasy AnalysisSosnovskiy had originally been scheduled for a matchup against Justin Ledet at UFC Pittsburgh in September, but was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. He's debut will be rescheduled for a date almost exactly six months later, so he should have received ample recovery time. Sosnovskiy is undefeated as a professional, but the 28-year-old Russian has been bouncing around lesser promotions -- most recently Octagon Fighting Sensation. Given that Godbeer has tangible experience against UFC-caliber heavyweights, looks for Sosnovskiy to enter as a betting underdog. Though heavyweight matchups are typically attractive from a fantasy standpoint due to high stoppage rates, there's enough uncertainty here to potentially keep ownership percentages low.
Fantasy AnalysisSosovskiy suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled matchup with Ledet. He has been replaced by newcomer Azunna Anyanwu, who took the fight on short notice this Monday. A timetable for Sosnovskiy's return is not known at this time.