Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Burnell vs Sanchez?
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 Sanchez stats
Mads Burnell stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Emmanuel Sanchez made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Burnell had a slight advantage in power over Sanchez, with a 7% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 5%.
Mads Burnell was the younger man by 3 years, at 27 years old.
Sanchez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Burnell. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Burnell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 10 months later than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 38 to Sanchez's 66.
Burnell vs Sanchez form
Burnell had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Saul Rogers at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darko Banovi at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Steve Aimable at Cage Warriors 111 on 22nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Indigo at the O2, London, England.
Before that, he had won against Dean Trueman at Cage Warriors 106 on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their Cage Warriors Featherweight championship fight at Eventim Apollo, London.
He had beat Ahmed Vila at Cage Warriors 103 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at K.B Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Burnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.