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Who won Johnson vs Sanchez?
Andrew Sanchez beat Taylor Johnson by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of PFL 4, on Thursday 8th June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Andrew Sanchez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Johnson vs Sanchez stats
Taylor Johnson stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Andrew Sanchez made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had an advantage in power over Sanchez, with a 67% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Johnson had a slight advantage over Sanchez, with a 22% submission rate over Sanchez's 17%.
Taylor Johnson was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Sanchez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Johnson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Johnson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 1 month later than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 22 to Sanchez's 49.
Johnson vs Sanchez form
Johnson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Trey Williams at PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 7 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Universal Studios, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Poppeck at PFL Challenger Series 1 on 18th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Orlando.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Fabio Aguiar at Bellator 265 on 20th August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Before that, he had beat Lance Wright at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had defeated Ed Ruth at Bellator 245 on 11th September 2020 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Johnson vs Sanchez?
Taylor Johnson was a 27/25 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Andrew Sanchez made his way into the ring at 4/6 (-160) with oddsmakers.