Impa Kasanganay
Kasanganay
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Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
15-3-0
SD 3
SD 3
14-0-0

The tape

30
Age
32
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm

Tape record

UDKOSUBUDKO
Form
KOUDUDUDKO
15
Wins
14
3
By KO
6
20
KO%
43
4
By SUB
1
27
SUB%
7
3
Loses
0
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2017
18
Bouts
14
41
Rounds
34
3 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 26 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Impa Kasanganay vs Johnny Eblen report

Who won Kasanganay vs Eblen?

Johnny Eblen beat Impa Kasanganay by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of PFL vs. Bellator: CHAMPS, on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Johnny Eblen.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Kasanganay vs Eblen stats

Impa Kasanganay stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Johnny Eblen made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Eblen had a large advantage in power over Kasanganay, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Kasanganay's 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kasanganay had an advantage over Eblen, with a 27% submission rate over Eblen's 7%.

Impa Kasanganay was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Eblen had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kasanganay. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.

Kasanganay was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in , 6 years and 7 months earlier than Eblen, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 41 to Eblen's 34.

Kasanganay vs Eblen form

Kasanganay had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Joshua Silveira at PFL 10: 2023 PFL World Championship on 24th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Anthem, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Marthin Hamlet Nielsen at PFL 7 on 4th August 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Boeing Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tim Caron at PFL 4 on 8th June 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Before that, he had won against Cory Hendricks at PFL 1 on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater - Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

He had beat Osama Elsaidy at PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 7 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Universal Studios, Orlando.

Eblen remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had defeated Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.

He had beat Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Impa Kasanganay had been fighting more than Johnny Eblen.

Going to this contest, Impa Kasanganay had last fought 3 months and 1 day ago, while Johnny Eblen's last outing had been 5 months and 2 days ago.

Kasanganay's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Eblen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kasanganay vs Eblen?

Impa Kasanganay was a 13/5 (+270) underdog going into the contest, while Johnny Eblen made his way into the ring at 27/100 (-380) with oddsmakers.

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