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Who won Carvalho vs Kennedy?
Jeremy Kennedy beat Pedro Carvalho by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator Dublin, on Saturday 25th February 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 in favor of winner Jeremy Kennedy.
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).
Carvalho vs Kennedy stats
Pedro Carvalho stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Jeremy Kennedy made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Kennedy had a large advantage in power over Carvalho, boosting at 39% knock out percentage over Carvalho's 15%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Carvalho had a massive advantage over Kennedy, boasting at 46% submission rate over Kennedy's 11%.
Pedro Carvalho was the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Kennedy had 1-inch reach advantage.
Carvalho was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months earlier than Kennedy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 39 to Kennedy's 54.
Carvalho vs Kennedy form
Pedro Carvalho had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator Dublin on 24th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mads Burnell at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Piotr Niedzielski at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Weichel at Bellator MMA on 5th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
He had lost to Jay Jay Wilson at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Kennedy had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Aaron Pico at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Adam Borics at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Daniel Pineda at PFL 2019 #8 on 17th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
He had beat Steven Siler at PFL 2019 #5 on 25th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Pedro Carvalho had been fighting more than Jeremy Kennedy.
Going to this contest, Pedro Carvalho had last fought 7 months and 10 days ago, while Jeremy Kennedy's last outing had been 1 year and 3 days ago.
Carvalho's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Kennedy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Carvalho vs Kennedy?
Pedro Carvalho was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Jeremy Kennedy made his way into the ring at 1/3 (-300) with oddsmakers.