Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Jr. vs Lawrence?
AJ McKee Jr beat Justin Lawrence by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 197, on Friday 13th April 2018 at The Family Arena in St. Charles.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner AJ McKee Jr.
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).
Jr. vs Lawrence stats
AJ McKee Jr stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Justin Lawrence made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lawrence had a slight advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 45% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McKee Jr had a large advantage over Lawrence, boasting at 30% submission rate over Lawrence's 9%.
AJ McKee Jr was the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
McKee Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lawrence. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
McKee Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 4 months later than Lawrence, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 47 to Lawrence's 38.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Justin Lawrence had been fighting more than AJ McKee Jr.
Going to this contest, AJ McKee Jr had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 9 days ago, while Justin Lawrence's last outing had been 5 years, 10 months and 4 days ago.
What were the odds on Jr. vs Lawrence?
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