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Who won Cutelaba vs Boser?
Ion Cutelaba beat Tanner Boser by during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ion Cutelaba.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Cutelaba vs Boser stats
Ion Cutelaba stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Tanner Boser made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Cutelaba had an advantage in power over Boser, with a 75% knock out percentage over Boser's 55%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cutelaba had a slight advantage over Boser, with a 13% submission rate over Boser's 10%.
Ion Cutelaba was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Boser had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cutelaba. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Cutelaba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 months earlier than Boser, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 40 to Boser's 85.
Cutelaba vs Boser form
Ion Cutelaba had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Johnny Walker at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had drawn with Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split draw in their 3 round contest.
Cutelaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Boser's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Cutelaba vs Boser?
Ion Cutelaba was a 69/100 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Tanner Boser made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.