Matthew Bonner
Bonner
Sep 29 2023
Friday

BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Samir Zaidi
Zaidi
France flag
14-9-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
6-4-0

The tape

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

Tape record

UDKOKOUDSUB
Form
KOKOUDUDSUB
14
Wins
6
5
By KO
4
36
KO%
67
5
By SUB
1
36
SUB%
17
9
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2015
24
Bouts
10
66
Rounds
19
5 hours, 7 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 22 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Matthew Bonner vs Samir Zaidi report

Who won Bonner vs Zaidi?

Matthew Bonner beat Samir Zaidi by submission in the 1st round during the co-main event of Cage Warriors 160 – Manchester, on Friday 29th September 2023 at BEC Arena in Manchester.

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 Zaidi stats

Matthew Bonner stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Samir Zaidi made his way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Matthew Bonner's Cage Warriors record stood at 12-7-1, while Samir Zaidi's came in at 0-1-0.

The stats suggested Zaidi had a massive power advantage over Bonner, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Bonner's 36%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bonner had an advantage over Zaidi, with a 36% submission rate over Zaidi's 17%.

Matthew Bonner was the older man by 33 years, at 33 years old.

Bonner was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 11 months later than Zaidi, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 47 more professional rounds, 67 to Zaidi's 20.

Bonner vs Zaidi form

Bonner had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Darren Stewart at Cage Warriors 156 on 1st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, 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.

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

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

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

Activity check

Bonner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Bonner vs Zaidi?

Matthew Bonner was a 2/11 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Samir Zaidi made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+370) with oddsmakers.

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