Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Akpan vs Bark?
Samuel Bark beat Manny Akpan by during the prelims of Cage Warriors 146, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Bec Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Samuel Bark.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Akpan vs Bark stats
Manny Akpan stepped into the octagon with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Samuel Bark made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bark had a slight advantage in power over Akpan, with a 60% knock out percentage over Akpan's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Akpan had a large advantage over Bark, boasting at 25% submission rate over Bark's 0%.
Manny Akpan was the same age as Samuel Bark, at years old.
Akpan was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 1 year and 2 months earlier than Bark, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 10 to Bark's 15.
Akpan's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Akpan vs Bark?
Manny Akpan was a 12/5 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while Samuel Bark made his way into the ring at 2/7 (-340) with oddsmakers.