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Dumitru Girlean vs Adam Cullen report
Who won Girlean vs Cullen?
Dumitru Girlean beat Adam Cullen by during the main card of Cage Warriors 152, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at BEC Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dumitru Girlean.
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).
Girlean vs Cullen stats
Dumitru Girlean stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Adam Cullen made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Girlean had a large advantage in power over Cullen, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Cullen's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cullen had a large advantage over Girlean, boosting at 67% submission rate over Girlean's 40%.
Dumitru Girlean was the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Girlean was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Cullen, whose first professional fight was in 2020. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 9 to Cullen's 6.
Girlean vs Cullen form
Cullen remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Martin Causse at Cage Warriors 146 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Bec Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Arnaud Kherfallah at Cage Warriors 137 on 27th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ndiaye El Hadji at Cage Warriors 136 on 2nd April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Mikail Bayram at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by submission in the 1st round at London, England.
He had defeated Josh Plant at Cage Warriors 123 on 24th June 2021 by submission in the 1st round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Cullen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Girlean vs Cullen?
Dumitru Girlean was a 9/2 (+450) underdog going into the contest, while Adam Cullen made his way into the ring at 1/8 (-770) with oddsmakers.
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