Mar 22 2024
Friday

SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Aaron Jeffery
Jeffery
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12-3-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
UD 3
14-4-0

The tape

31
Age
31
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.5" / 202 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDKOUD
Form
UDUDKOKOUD
12
Wins
14
4
By KO
9
33
KO%
64
3
By SUB
1
25
SUB%
7
3
Loses
4
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2014
15
Bouts
18
34
Rounds
45
2 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Fabian Edwards vs Aaron Jeffery report

Who won Edwards vs Jeffery?

Fabian Edwards beat Aaron Jeffery by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator Champions Series, on Friday 22nd March 2024 at SSE Arena in Belfast.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Fabian Edwards.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Edwards vs Jeffery stats

Fabian Edwards stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Aaron Jeffery made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Fabian Edwards' Bellator record stood at 9-3-0, while Aaron Jeffery's came in at 3-2-0.

The stats suggested Jeffery had a massive power advantage over Edwards, boasting a 64% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Edwards had an advantage over Jeffery, with a 25% submission rate over Jeffery's 7%.

Fabian Edwards was the same age as Aaron Jeffery, at 31 years old.

Jeffery had a height advantage of 1 inch over Edwards. Despite this, he had a 6-inch reach advantage.

Edwards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 7 months later than Jeffery, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 37 to Jeffery's 48.

Edwards vs Jeffery form

Edwards had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Johnny Eblen at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Charlie Ward at Bellator Milan on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.

Before that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had been beaten by Austin Vanderford at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Jeffery had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he was victorious against Dalton Rosta at Bellator 298 – Storley vs. Ward on 11th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by John Salter at Bellator 293 on 31st March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula.

Going into that contest, he had won against Austin Vanderford at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Before that, he had beaten Fabio Aguiar at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had defeated Andre Petroski at LFA 93 on 16th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hartman Arena, Park City.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fabian Edwards had been fighting more than Aaron Jeffery.

Going to this contest, Fabian Edwards had last fought 9 months and 23 days ago, while Aaron Jeffery's last outing had been 11 months and 5 days ago.

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Jeffery's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Edwards vs Jeffery?

Fabian Edwards was a 4/7 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Aaron Jeffery made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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