Janne Elonen-Kulmala
Elonen-Kulmala
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Jul 21 2023
Friday

Indigo At The O2, London, United Kingdom

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Liam Gittins
Gittins
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16-11-0
KO 1
KO 1
9-4-0

The tape

34
Age
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SUBUDSUBSDNC
Form
KOUDUDKOSUB
16
Wins
9
5
By KO
5
31
KO%
56
4
By SUB
2
25
SUB%
22
11
Loses
4
0
Stopped
2
6
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2018
29
Bouts
13
59
Rounds
24
4 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 49 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Janne Elonen-Kulmala vs Liam Gittins report

Who won Elonen-Kulmala vs Gittins?

Liam Gittins beat Janne Elonen-Kulmala by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of Cage Warriors 157, on Friday 21st July 2023 at Indigo At The O2 in London.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Elonen-Kulmala vs Gittins stats

Janne Elonen-Kulmala stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Liam Gittins made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Janne Elonen-Kulmala's Cage Warriors record stood at 0-2-0, while Liam Gittins' came in at 11-4-0.

The stats suggested Gittins had a large advantage in power over Elonen-Kulmala, boasting a 56% knock out percentage over Elonen-Kulmala's 31%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Elonen-Kulmala had a slight advantage over Gittins, with a 25% submission rate over Gittins' 22%.

Janne Elonen-Kulmala was the older man by 34 years, at 34 years old.

Elonen-Kulmala had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gittins.

Elonen-Kulmala was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 9 years and 6 months earlier than Gittins, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 60 to Gittins' 37.

Elonen-Kulmala vs Gittins form

Gittins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Rory Evans at Cage Warriors 152 on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beaten Faisal Malik at Cage Warriors 146 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Bec Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Edward Walls at Cage Warriors 135 on 1st April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BEC Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had lost to Kingsley Crawford at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at London, England.

He had been beaten by Gerardo Fanny at Cage Warriors 128 on 1st October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.

Activity check

Gittins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. 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 Elonen-Kulmala vs Gittins?

Janne Elonen-Kulmala was a 12/5 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while Liam Gittins made his way into the ring at 2/7 (-340) with oddsmakers.

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