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Who won Cortes-Acosta vs DeReese?
Waldo Cortes-Acosta beat Mo DeReese by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator 271, on Friday 12th November 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Waldo Cortes-Acosta.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Cortes-Acosta vs DeReese stats
Waldo Cortes-Acosta stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 3 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Mo DeReese made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested DeReese had a large advantage in power over Cortes-Acosta, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Cortes-Acosta's 33%.
Waldo Cortes-Acosta was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Cortes-Acosta had a height advantage of 4 inches over DeReese. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Cortes-Acosta was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 4 year and 3 months later than DeReese, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 14 to DeReese's 23.
Cortes-Acosta vs DeReese form
DeReese had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Carl Seumanutafa at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bruno Henrique Cappelozza at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Denis Goltsov at PFL 2021 #3 on 6th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had defeated Valdrin Istrefi at PFL 2019 #6 on 8th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had been beaten by Kelvin Tiller at PFL 2019 #3 on 6th June 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
DeReese's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.