Apr 19 2024
Friday

Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Kai Kamaka III
Kamaka III
United States flag
21-7-0
UD 3
UD 3
12-5-0

The tape

36
Age
29
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDKOSUB
Form
UDUDKOSDUD
21
Wins
12
7
By KO
1
33
KO%
8
4
By SUB
1
19
SUB%
8
7
Loses
5
4
Stopped
2
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2011
Debut
2012
28
Bouts
18
65
Rounds
48
4 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 54 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
9
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Tapology
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Bubba Jenkins vs Kai Kamaka III report

Who won Jenkins vs Kamaka III?

Kai Kamaka III beat Bubba Jenkins by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 3, on Friday 19th April 2024 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Kai Kamaka III.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Jenkins vs Kamaka III stats

Bubba Jenkins stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Kai Kamaka III made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Bubba Jenkins' 12th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021. Kai Kamaka III marked his 2nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Bubba Jenkins' PFL record stood at 7-5-0, while Kai Kamaka III's came in at 2-0-0.

The stats suggested Jenkins had a large advantage in power over Kamaka III, boasting a 33% knock out percentage over Kamaka III's 8%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Jenkins had an advantage over Kamaka III, with a 19% submission rate over Kamaka III's 8%.

Bubba Jenkins was the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.

Jenkins had a 3-inch reach advantage.

Jenkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 months earlier than Kamaka III, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 70 to Kamaka III's 54.

Jenkins vs Kamaka III form

Bubba Jenkins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jesus Pinedo at PFL 7 on 4th August 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Boeing Center, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Sung Bin Jo at PFL 4 on 8th June 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Chris Wade at PFL 1 on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Brendan Loughnane at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had defeated Ryoji Kudo at PFL 2022 #9 on 20th August 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Kai Kamaka III had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against John De Jesus at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had drawn with Danny Chavez at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by TJ Brown at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest.

Before that, he had lost to Jonathan Pearce at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Michael Stack at LFA 87 on 31st July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bubba Jenkins had been fighting more than Kai Kamaka III.

Going to this contest, Bubba Jenkins had last fought 11 months and 8 days ago, while Kai Kamaka III's last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 9 days ago.

Jenkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Kamaka III's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Jenkins vs Kamaka III?

Bubba Jenkins was a 3/5 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Kai Kamaka III made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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