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Who won Espinoza vs Diggs?
Elvin Espinoza beat Keoni Diggs by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 7, on Friday 4th August 2023 at Boeing Center in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Elvin Espinoza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Espinoza vs Diggs stats
Elvin Espinoza stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Keoni Diggs made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Espinoza had a large advantage in power over Diggs, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Diggs' 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Diggs had an advantage over Espinoza, with a 67% submission rate over Espinoza's 50%.
Elvin Espinoza was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Espinoza had 1-inch reach advantage.
Espinoza was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 4 year and 6 months later than Diggs, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 15 to Diggs' 33.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Elvin Espinoza had been fighting more than Keoni Diggs.
Going to this contest, Elvin Espinoza had last fought 7 months and 13 days ago, while Keoni Diggs' last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 7 days ago.
Espinoza's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Diggs' last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Espinoza vs Diggs?
Elvin Espinoza was a 4/6 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Keoni Diggs made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.