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Tony Caruso vs Anthony Romero report
Who won Caruso vs Romero?
Anthony Romero beat Tony Caruso by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 4, on Friday 17th February 2023 at Universal Studios in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anthony Romero.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Caruso vs Romero stats
Tony Caruso stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Anthony Romero made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Romero had a slight advantage in power over Caruso, with a 22% knock out percentage over Caruso's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Caruso had a massive advantage over Romero, boasting at 50% submission rate over Romero's 11%.
Tony Caruso was the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Caruso had a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Caruso's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Romero's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 9 months earlier than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 21 to Romero's 34.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Romero had been fighting more than Tony Caruso.
Going to this contest, Tony Caruso had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 1 day ago, while Anthony Romero's last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 27 days ago.
What were the odds on Caruso vs Romero?
Tony Caruso was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Anthony Romero made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.
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