Who won III vs Ponet?
Ray Cooper III beat Jason Ponet by , during the co-main event of PFL 2021 #2, on Thursday 29th April 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ray Cooper III.
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 Ponet stats
Ray Cooper III stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Jason Ponet made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested III had a massive power advantage over Ponet, boasting at 70% knock out percentage over Ponet's 30%.
Ray Cooper III was the younger man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
Ponet had a height advantage of 3 inches over III.
III was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 2 months later than Ponet, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 38 to Ponet's 60.
III vs Ponet form
III had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated David Michaud on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Curtis on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by John Howard on 11th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had beat Zane Kamaka on 9th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
He had lost to Magomed Magomedkerimov on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
III's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.