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Who won Aubin-Mercier vs Burgos?
Olivier Aubin Mercier beat Shane Burgos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of PFL 3, on Friday 14th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Olivier Aubin Mercier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Aubin-Mercier vs Burgos stats
Olivier Aubin Mercier stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Shane Burgos made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Burgos had a large advantage in power over Mercier, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Mercier's 12%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mercier had an advantage over Burgos, with a 47% submission rate over Burgos' 33%.
Olivier Aubin Mercier was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Burgos had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mercier. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Mercier was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Burgos, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 66 to Burgos' 49.
Aubin-Mercier vs Burgos form
Mercier had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Stevie Ray at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Raush Manfio at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had won against Natan Schulte at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
He had beat Darrell Horcher at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Shane Burgos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Billy Quarantillo at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Edson Barboza at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had lost to Josh Emmett at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Cub Swanson at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Olivier Aubin Mercier had been fighting more than Shane Burgos.
Going to this contest, Olivier Aubin Mercier had last fought 1 year and 9 days ago, while Shane Burgos' last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 18 days ago.
Mercier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Burgos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Aubin-Mercier vs Burgos?
Olivier Aubin Mercier was a 20/21 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Shane Burgos made his way into the ring at 4/5 (-130) with oddsmakers.