Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Carlos vs Bonner?
Matthew Bonner beat Alan Carlos by during the main card of Cage Warriors 147, on Sunday 20th November 2022 at BT Sport Studio in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Matthew Bonner.
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).
Carlos vs Bonner stats
Alan Carlos stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Matthew Bonner made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Bonner had a slight advantage in power over Carlos, with a 25% knock out percentage over Carlos' 15%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Carlos had an advantage over Bonner, with a 62% submission rate over Bonner's 42%.
Alan Carlos was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Carlos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bonner.
Carlos was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 9 years and 11 months earlier than Bonner, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 51 to Bonner's 60.
Carlos vs Bonner form
Matthew Bonner had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this 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.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hugo Pereira at Cage Warriors 135 on 1st April 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Djati Melan at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their Cage Warriors Middleweight championship fight at London, England.
He had won against Nathias Frederick at Cage Warriors 123 on 24th June 2021 by submission in the 4th round in their Cage Warriors Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Carlos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Bonner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 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 Carlos vs Bonner?
Alan Carlos was a 3/1 (+300) underdog going into the contest, while Matthew Bonner made his way into the ring at 2/9 (-450) with oddsmakers.