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Who won Gittins vs McEwan?
Liam Gittins beat Reece McEwan by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Cage Warriors 164: Stanton vs. Bellandi, on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Liam Gittins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Gittins vs McEwan stats
Liam Gittins stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Reece McEwan made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Gittins had a massive power advantage over McEwan, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over McEwan's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McEwan had a massive advantage over Gittins, boosting at 57% submission rate over Gittins' 18%.
Liam Gittins was the younger man by 28 years, at years old.
Gittins was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 5 year and 7 months later than McEwan, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 32 to McEwan's 17.
Gittins vs McEwan form
Gittins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 been beaten by Kingsley Crawford at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at London, England.
He had lost to Gerardo Fanny at Cage Warriors 128 on 1st October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Gittins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
McEwan's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Gittins vs McEwan?
Liam Gittins was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Reece McEwan made his way into the ring at 19/20 (-110) with oddsmakers.