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Who won Basharat vs Blackshear?
Farid Basharat beat Da’Mon Blackshear by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Farid Basharat.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Basharat vs Blackshear stats
Farid Basharat stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Da’Mon Blackshear made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Basharat had a slight advantage in power over Blackshear, with a 11% knock out percentage over Blackshear's 8%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blackshear had an advantage over Basharat, with a 67% submission rate over Basharat's 56%.
Farid Basharat was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Blackshear had a height advantage of 2 inches over Basharat. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Basharat was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 year later than Blackshear, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 25 to Blackshear's 59.
What were the odds on Basharat vs Blackshear?
Farid Basharat was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Da’Mon Blackshear made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.