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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Bonner vs Melan?
Matthew Bonner will square off against Djati Melan, as the main event of Cage Warriors 131, on Friday 10th December 2021 in London.
The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest is for the Cage Warriors middleweight championship.
Bonner vs Melan stats
Matthew Bonner steps 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 will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Melan has a slight advantage in power over Bonner, with a 43% knock out percentage over Bonner's 33%.
Matthew Bonner is the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Bonner has a height advantage of 3 inches over Melan.
Bonner is 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 has fought 30 more professional rounds, 44 to Melan's 14.
Bonner vs Melan form
Matthew Bonner has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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 have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.