Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Barbosa vs Babulaidze?
Itso Babulaidze beat Lucas Barbosa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 1, on Friday 27th January 2023 at Universal Studios in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Itso Babulaidze.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Barbosa vs Babulaidze stats
Lucas Barbosa stepped into the octagon with a record of 2 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Itso Babulaidze made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 1 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Barbosa had a massive power advantage over Babulaidze, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Babulaidze's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Barbosa had a massive advantage over Babulaidze, boasting at 50% submission rate over Babulaidze's 0%.
Lucas Barbosa was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Barbosa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in , 1 year and 8 months earlier than Babulaidze, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 9 to Babulaidze's 7.
What were the odds on Barbosa vs Babulaidze?
Lucas Barbosa was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Itso Babulaidze made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.