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Who won Bonner vs Melan?
Djati Melan beat Matthew Bonner by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Cage Warriors 131, on Friday 10th December 2021 in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Djati Melan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the Cage Warriors middleweight championship.
Bonner vs Melan stats
Matthew Bonner stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Djati Melan made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Melan had a slight advantage in power over Bonner, with a 43% knock out percentage over Bonner's 33%.
Matthew Bonner was the older man by 31 years, at 31 years old.
Bonner had a height advantage of 3 inches over Melan.
Bonner was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 9 months later than Melan, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 55 to Melan's 22.
Bonner vs Melan form
Matthew Bonner had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Nathias Frederick at Cage Warriors 123 on 24th June 2021 by in the 4th round in their Cage Warriors Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Matt Inman at Cage Warriors 118 on 11th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Madars Fleminas at Cage Warriors 101 on 16th February 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
Before that, he had lost to Mark O Madsen at Cage Warriors Academy Denmark 2 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
He had drawn with Tim Barnett at Cage Warriors 96 on 1st September 2018 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, England.
Bonner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.