Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Cooper vs Leal?
Carlos Leal beat Ray Cooper by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of PFL 2022 #3, on Friday 6th May 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Carlos Leal.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Cooper vs Leal stats
Ray Cooper stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Carlos Leal made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Cooper had a large advantage in power over Leal, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Leal's 38%.
Ray Cooper was the same age as Carlos Leal, at 29 years old.
Leal had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cooper.
Cooper was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 year and 10 months later than Leal, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 51 to Leal's 41.
Cooper vs Leal form
Cooper had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had beat Jason Ponet at PFL 2021 #2 on 29th April 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had defeated David Michaud at PFL 2019 #10 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Cooper's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Leal's last 4 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.