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Mads Burnell vs Justin Gonzales report
Who won Burnell vs Gonzales?
Mads Burnell beat Justin Gonzales by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 295, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Mads Burnell.
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).
Burnell vs Gonzales stats
Mads Burnell stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Justin Gonzales made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Gonzales had a large advantage in power over Burnell, boosting at 29% knock out percentage over Burnell's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Burnell had a massive advantage over Gonzales, boasting at 56% submission rate over Gonzales' 7%.
Mads Burnell was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Gonzales had a height advantage of 2 inches over Burnell. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Burnell was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Gonzales, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 49 to Gonzales' 50.
Burnell vs Gonzales form
Burnell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Adam Borics at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had beat Saul Rogers at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had defeated Darko Banovi at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Gonzales had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Andrew Fisher at Bellator Milan on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.
Previous to that, he had won against Kai Kamaka III at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Aaron Pico at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, he had defeated Tywan Claxton at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Jake Childers at LFA 84 on 10th July 2020 by knockout in the 4th round in their LFA Featherweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mads Burnell had been fighting more than Justin Gonzales.
Going to this contest, Mads Burnell had last fought 8 months and 8 days ago, while Justin Gonzales' last outing had been 7 months and 2 days ago.
Burnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Gonzales' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Burnell vs Gonzales?
Mads Burnell was a 10/11 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Justin Gonzales made his way into the ring at 20/23 (-110) with oddsmakers.
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