Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Ray Cooper vs Zane Kamaka report
Who won III vs Kamaka?
Ray Cooper beat Zane Kamaka by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of PFL 2019 #1, on Thursday 9th May 2019 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island.
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 Kamaka stats
Ray Cooper stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Zane Kamaka made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Cooper had a massive power advantage over Kamaka, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Kamaka's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kamaka had a slight advantage over Cooper, with a 31% submission rate over Cooper's 29%.
Ray Cooper was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Kamaka had a height advantage of 6 inches over Cooper. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Cooper was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 1 month later than Kamaka, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 52 to Kamaka's 32.
III vs Kamaka form
Ray Cooper had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2018 #11 on 31st December 2018 by in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Handesson Ferreira at PFL 2018 #10 on 20th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington D.C..
Going into that contest, he had won against Jake Shields at PFL 2018 #10 on 20th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Entertainment and Sports Arena.
Before that, he had beat Pavel Kusch at PFL 2018 #6 on 16th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, United States.
He had defeated Jake Shields at PFL 2018 #3 on 5th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at GWU Smith Center, Washington D.C..
Cooper's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
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