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Denzel Freeman vs Raiden Kovacs report
Who won Freeman vs Kovacs?
Denzel Freeman beat Raiden Kovacs by during the main card of PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 8, on Friday 17th March 2023 at Universal Studios in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Denzel Freeman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Freeman vs Kovacs stats
Denzel Freeman stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 3 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Raiden Kovacs made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Freeman had a massive power advantage over Kovacs, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Kovacs' 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kovacs had a massive advantage over Freeman, boosting at 60% submission rate over Freeman's 0%.
Denzel Freeman was the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Kovacs had a height advantage of 4 inches over Freeman.
Freeman was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Kovacs, whose first professional fight was in 2020. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 7 to Kovacs' 1.
What were the odds on Freeman vs Kovacs?
Denzel Freeman was a 2/11 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Raiden Kovacs made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.
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