Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Nelson vs Bilder?
Kyle Nelson beat Blake Bilder by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 289, on Saturday 10th June 2023 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kyle Nelson.
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).
Nelson vs Bilder stats
Kyle Nelson stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Blake Bilder made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 1 draw, with 1 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Nelson had a large advantage in power over Bilder, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Bilder's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bilder had an advantage over Nelson, with a 50% submission rate over Nelson's 31%.
Kyle Nelson was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Nelson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Bilder. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Nelson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Bilder, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 49 to Bilder's 23.
Nelson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nelson vs Bilder?
Kyle Nelson was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Blake Bilder made his way into the ring at 19/50 (-260) with oddsmakers.