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Who won Jeffery vs Vanderford?
Aaron Jeffery beat Austin Vanderford by during the main card of Bellator 284, on Friday 12th August 2022 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Aaron Jeffery.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Jeffery vs Vanderford stats
Aaron Jeffery stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Austin Vanderford made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Jeffery had a massive power advantage over Vanderford, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Vanderford's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vanderford had an advantage over Jeffery, with a 27% submission rate over Jeffery's 8%.
Aaron Jeffery was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Jeffery had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vanderford. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Jeffery was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Vanderford, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 39 to Vanderford's 28.
Jeffery vs Vanderford form
Austin Vanderford had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vinicius de Jesus at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He had beat Cody Jones at Bellator 215 on 15th February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Jeffery's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Vanderford's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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