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Clay Collard vs Yamato Nishikawa report
Who won Collard vs Nishikawa?
Clay Collard beat Yamato Nishikawa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of PFL 3, on Friday 14th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Clay Collard.
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).
Collard vs Nishikawa stats
Clay Collard stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Yamato Nishikawa made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 6 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Nishikawa had an advantage in power over Collard, with a 67% knock out percentage over Collard's 48%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nishikawa had a slight advantage over Collard, with a 19% submission rate over Collard's 14%.
Clay Collard was the older man by 10 years, at 30 years old.
Collard had a height advantage of 4 inches over Nishikawa.
Collard was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Nishikawa, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 73 to Nishikawa's 59.
Collard's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Collard vs Nishikawa?
Clay Collard was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Yamato Nishikawa made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.
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