Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Jesus vs Leggett?
John De Jesus beat Elijah Leggett by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Cage Warriors 159 – San Diego, on Friday 8th September 2023 at Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner John De Jesus.
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).
Jesus vs Leggett stats
John De Jesus stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Elijah Leggett made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 4 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Jesus had a massive power advantage over Leggett, boasting at 31% knock out percentage over Leggett's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Jesus had an advantage over Leggett, with a 13% submission rate over Leggett's 0%.
John De Jesus was the older man by 33 years, at 33 years old.
Jesus was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 year and 7 months later than Leggett, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 74 to Leggett's 21.
Jesus vs Leggett form
John De Jesus had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Damon Wilson at Cage Warriors 155 on 2nd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Roberto Hernandez at Cage Warriors 149 on 3rd March 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brandon Laroco at Cage Warriors 143 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Humphrey's by The Bay, San Diego.
Before that, he had lost to Kai Kamaka III at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against John Teixeira at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Jesus' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Leggett's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Jesus vs Leggett?
John De Jesus was a 8/15 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Elijah Leggett made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+160) with oddsmakers.