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Who won Larkin vs Carvalho?
Lorenz Larkin beat Rafael Carvalho by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator 258, on Friday 7th May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lorenz Larkin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Larkin vs Carvalho stats
Lorenz Larkin stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rafael Carvalho made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Carvalho had a large advantage in power over Larkin, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Larkin's 50%.
Lorenz Larkin was the same age as Rafael Carvalho, at 35 years old.
Carvalho had a height advantage of 4 inches over Larkin. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Larkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Carvalho, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 69 to Carvalho's 46.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rafael Carvalho had been fighting more than Lorenz Larkin.
Going to this contest, Lorenz Larkin had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 17 days ago, while Rafael Carvalho's last outing had been 2 years and 3 days ago.
Larkin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Carvalho's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.