Matthew Bonner
Bonner
Jul 01 2023
Saturday

Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Darren Stewart
Stewart
14-8-0
UD 3
UD 3
14-9-0

The tape

33
Age
33
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
N/A
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDSUBSUB
Form
UDKOUDKOUD
14
Wins
14
5
By KO
8
36
KO%
57
5
By SUB
1
36
SUB%
7
8
Loses
9
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2014
23
Bouts
25
63
Rounds
52
4 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 46 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Matthew Bonner vs Darren Stewart report

Who won Bonner vs Stewart?

Darren Stewart beat Matthew Bonner by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of Cage Warriors 156, on Saturday 1st July 2023 at Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Darren Stewart.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Bonner vs Stewart stats

Matthew Bonner stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Darren Stewart made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Matthew Bonner's Cage Warriors record stood at 12-7-1, while Darren Stewart's came in at 8-3-0.

The stats suggested Stewart had a large advantage in power over Bonner, boasting a 57% knock out percentage over Bonner's 36%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bonner had a large advantage over Stewart, boasting a 36% submission rate over Stewart's 7%.

Matthew Bonner was the same age as Darren Stewart, at 33 years old.

Bonner had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stewart.

Bonner's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Stewart's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 11 months later than Stewart, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 67 to Stewart's 58.

Bonner vs Stewart form

Bonner had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Guilherme Cadena at Cage Warriors 151 on 24th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at BT Sports Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alan Carlos at Cage Warriors 147 on 20th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at BT Sport Studio, London.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Oban Elliott at Cage Warriors 142 on 13th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at EBBW Vale Centre, Wales.

Before that, he had defeated Joel Kouadja at Cage Warriors 137 on 27th May 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.

He was victorious against Hugo Pereira at Cage Warriors 135 on 1st April 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Stewart had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Leon Aliu at Cage Warriors 154 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Fiera Roma, Rome, Italy.

Previous to that, he had beaten Guilherme Cadena at Cage Warriors 148 on 31st December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Indigo at the O2, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mick Stanton at Cage Warriors 141 on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, London, England.

Before that, he had been defeated by Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.

He had lost to Eryk Anders at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Matthew Bonner had been fighting more than Darren Stewart.

Going to this contest, Matthew Bonner had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 15 days ago, while Darren Stewart's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 2 days ago.

Bonner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Stewart's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Bonner vs Stewart?

Matthew Bonner was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Darren Stewart made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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