Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Kulshin vs Cruz?
Nikita Kulshin beat Geovani Cruz by during the main card of LFA 156, on Friday 14th April 2023 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nikita Kulshin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Kulshin vs Cruz stats
Nikita Kulshin stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 3 wins, zero loses and 0 draws and 1 by submission.
Geovani Cruz made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cruz had a massive power advantage over Kulshin, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Kulshin's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kulshin had an advantage over Cruz, with a 33% submission rate over Cruz's 20%.
Nikita Kulshin was the younger man by 14 years, at 23 years old.
Kulshin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 8 year later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 7 to Cruz's 12.
What were the odds on Kulshin vs Cruz?
Nikita Kulshin was a 1/12 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Geovani Cruz made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.