Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Delija vs Scheffel?
Ante Delija beat Matheus Scheffel by , during the prelims of PFL 2022 #2, on Thursday 28th April 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ante Delija.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Delija vs Scheffel stats
Ante Delija stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Matheus Scheffel made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Scheffel had a massive power advantage over Delija, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Delija's 42%.
Ante Delija was the older man by 2 years, at 31 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 7 more professional rounds, 44 to Scheffel's 37.
Delija vs Scheffel form
Delija had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chandler Cole at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Bruno Henrique Cappelozza at PFL 2021 #3 on 6th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had defeated Ricardo Prasel at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.
Delija's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.