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Who won Frederick vs Bonner?
Matthew Bonner beat Nathias Frederick by submission in the 4th round, during the main event of Cage Warriors 123, on Thursday 24th June 2021 at York Hall in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the Cage Warriors middleweight championship.
Frederick vs Bonner stats
Nathias Frederick stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Matthew Bonner made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Frederick had a massive power advantage over Bonner, boasting at 89% knock out percentage over Bonner's 33%.
Nathias Frederick was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Bonner had a height advantage of 1 inch over Frederick.
Frederick was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Bonner, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 28 to Bonner's 55.
Frederick vs Bonner form
Matthew Bonner had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Matt Inman at Cage Warriors 118 on 11th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, England.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Madars Fleminas at Cage Warriors 101 on 16th February 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Mark O Madsen at Cage Warriors Academy Denmark 2 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Before that, he had drawn with Tim Barnett at Cage Warriors 96 on 1st September 2018 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, England.
He had defeated Mick Stanton at Cage Warriors 90 on 24th February 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Frederick's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Bonner's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.