Oct 11 2019
Friday

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-7-0
KO 2
KO 2
21-6-0

The tape

31
Age
36
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBKOKO
Form
UDKOMDKOUD
18
Wins
21
12
By KO
10
67
KO%
48
6
By SUB
1
33
SUB%
5
7
Loses
6
2
Stopped
0
4
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
25
Bouts
27
32
Rounds
77
1 hours, 25 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 52 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Ray Cooper vs Chris Curtis report

Who won III vs Curtis?

Ray Cooper beat Chris Curtis by during the co-main event of PFL 2019 #7, on Friday 11th October 2019 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Ray Cooper.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

III vs Curtis stats

Ray Cooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Chris Curtis made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Ray Cooper's PFL record stood at 12-5-1, while Chris Curtis' came in at 1-3-0.

The stats suggested Cooper had an advantage in power over Curtis, with a 67% knock out percentage over Curtis' 48%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cooper had a large advantage over Curtis, boasting a 33% submission rate over Curtis' 5%.

Ray Cooper was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Curtis had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cooper. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Cooper was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years later than Curtis, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 57 to Curtis' 119.

III vs Curtis form

Cooper 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 won against Chris Curtis at PFL 2019 #7 on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to John Howard at PFL 2019 #4 on 11th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Zane Kamaka at PFL 2019 #1 on 9th May 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.

Before that, he had been beaten by Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2018 #11 on 31st December 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had defeated Handesson Ferreira at PFL 2018 #10 on 20th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington D.C..

Curtis had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been defeated by Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Curtis 2 on 6th April 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Marc Andr Barriault at UFC 297 on 20th January 2024 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by split decision in the 2nd round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver.

Before that, he had lost to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

He had won against Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Curtis had been fighting more than Ray Cooper.

Going to this contest, Ray Cooper had last fought 4 years, 6 months and 7 days ago, while Chris Curtis' last outing had been 12 days ago.

Cooper's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Curtis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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