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Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson report
Who won Edwards vs Nelson?
Leon Edwards beat Gunnar Nelson by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 5, on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 02 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Leon Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs Nelson stats
Leon Edwards stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Gunnar Nelson made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Edwards had an advantage in power over Nelson, with a 38% knock out percentage over Nelson's 24%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nelson had a massive advantage over Edwards, boosting at 71% submission rate over Edwards' 19%.
Leon Edwards was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 3 inches over Nelson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Edwards was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 year and 9 months later than Nelson, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 72 to Nelson's 46.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Leon Edwards had been fighting more than Gunnar Nelson.
Going to this contest, Leon Edwards had last fought 4 years and 9 months ago, while Gunnar Nelson's last outing had been 4 years, 3 months and 15 days ago.
Edwards' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
Nelson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Edwards vs Nelson?
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