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Who won Frevola vs Saint-Denis?
Benoit Saint-Denis beat Matt Frevola by during the main card of UFC 295, on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Benoit Saint-Denis.
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).
Frevola vs Saint-Denis stats
Matt Frevola stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Benoit Saint-Denis made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Frevola had an advantage in power over Saint-Denis, with a 36% knock out percentage over Saint-Denis' 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saint-Denis had a massive advantage over Frevola, boosting at 75% submission rate over Frevola's 27%.
Matt Frevola was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Saint-Denis had a height advantage of 2 inches over Frevola.
Frevola was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 years and 3 months earlier than Saint-Denis, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 29 to Saint-Denis' 25.
Frevola vs Saint-Denis form
Frevola had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Drew Dober at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ottman Azaitar at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Genaro Valdez at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Before that, he had been beaten by Terrance McKinney at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had won against Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Frevola's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Saint-Denis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Frevola vs Saint-Denis?
Matt Frevola was a 19/10 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Benoit Saint-Denis made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.