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Who won Delija vs Scheffel?
Ante Delija beat Matheus Scheffel by during the main card of PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship, on Friday 25th November 2022 at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ante Delija.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Delija vs Scheffel stats
Ante Delija stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Matheus Scheffel made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Scheffel had a large advantage in power over Delija, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Delija's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Delija had a large advantage over Scheffel, boasting at 27% submission rate over Scheffel's 0%.
Ante Delija was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Delija had a height advantage of 3 inches over Scheffel. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Delija was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year earlier than Scheffel, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 52 to Scheffel's 46.
Delija vs Scheffel form
Delija had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Renan Ferreira at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Shelton Graves at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Matheus Scheffel at PFL 2022 #2 on 28th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, he had been beaten by Bruno Henrique Cappelozza at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
He had won against Denis Goltsov at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Delija's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Scheffel's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Delija vs Scheffel?
Ante Delija was a 27/100 (-370) favourite going into the contest, while Matheus Scheffel made his way into the ring at 27/10 (+270) with oddsmakers.