Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Curtis vs Leblond?
Nicolas Leblond beat Ryan Curtis by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of Cage Warriors 153, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at 3Arena in Dublin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Curtis vs Leblond stats
Ryan Curtis stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nicolas Leblond made his way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Curtis had a massive power advantage over Leblond, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Leblond's 17%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Leblond had a massive advantage over Curtis, boosting at 50% submission rate over Curtis' 0%.
Ryan Curtis was the same age as Nicolas Leblond, at years old.
Curtis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 7 months later than Leblond, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 12 to Leblond's 27.
Leblond's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Curtis vs Leblond?
Ryan Curtis was a 9/5 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Nicolas Leblond made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.