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Who won Hamlet vs Kei?
Marthin Hamlet Nielsen beat Sam Kei by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 4, on Thursday 8th June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marthin Hamlet Nielsen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Hamlet vs Kei stats
Marthin Hamlet Nielsen stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Sam Kei made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kei had a large advantage in power over Nielsen, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Nielsen's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nielsen had a massive advantage over Kei, boasting at 36% submission rate over Kei's 0%.
Marthin Hamlet Nielsen was the older man by 31 years, at 31 years old.
Kei had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nielsen.
Nielsen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 7 months later than Kei, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 34 to Kei's 38.
Hamlet vs Kei form
Nielsen had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Cory Hendricks at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joshua Silveira at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that contest, he had beat Teodoras Aukstuolis at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, he had lost to Ant nio Carlos J nior at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
He had won against Cezar Ferreira at PFL 2021 #9 on 27th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Nielsen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Kei's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hamlet vs Kei?
Marthin Hamlet Nielsen was a 1/16 (-1100) favourite going into the contest, while Sam Kei made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+680) with oddsmakers.