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Fabian Edwards vs Austin Vanderford report
Who won Edwards vs Vanderford?
Austin Vanderford beat Fabian Edwards by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Austin Vanderford.
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 Vanderford stats
Fabian Edwards stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Austin Vanderford made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Edwards had a slight advantage in power over Vanderford, with a 33% knock out percentage over Vanderford's 30%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Edwards had a slight advantage over Vanderford, with a 33% submission rate over Vanderford's 30%.
Fabian Edwards was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 2 inches over Vanderford. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Edwards was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 months later than Vanderford, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 31 to Vanderford's 28.
Edwards vs Vanderford 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 defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Costello van Steenis at Bellator Euro Series 8 on 26th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Shipman at Bellator London on 23rd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.
He had beat Jonathan Bosuku at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Vanderford's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
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