Carlos Leal
Leal
Brazil flag
Jul 06 2024
Saturday

N/A, São Paulo, Brazil

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Manuel Mena
Mena
Venezuela flag
19-5-0
KO 1
KO 1
12-3-0

The tape

31
Age
36
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SDKOKOUDUD
Form
UDUDKOSDSUB
19
Wins
12
8
By KO
5
42
KO%
42
2
By SUB
2
11
SUB%
17
5
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2017
24
Bouts
15
50
Rounds
35
3 hours, 35 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Carlos Leal vs Manuel Mena report

Who won Leal vs Mena?

Carlos Leal beat Manuel Mena by knockout in the 1st round during the main event of LFA 187, on Saturday 6th July 2024 at N/A in São Paulo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Leal vs Mena stats

Carlos Leal stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Manuel Mena made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

This was Carlos Leal's 3rd fight in the LFA, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021. Manuel Mena marked his 1st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Carlos Leal's LFA record stood at 3-0-0, while Manuel Mena's came in at 0-1-0.

The stats suggested that Leal and Mena have similar power, both with a 42% knock out percentage.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mena had a slight advantage over Leal, with a 17% submission rate over Leal's 11%.

Carlos Leal was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Leal had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mena.

Leal was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in , 6 years and 9 months earlier than Mena, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 52 to Mena's 36.

Leal vs Mena form

Leal had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sadibou Sy at 2023 PFL Playoffs: Welterweights & Lightweights on 23rd August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Dilano Taylor at PFL 6 on 23rd June 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, he had beaten David Zawada at PFL 3 on 14th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Sadibou Sy at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Ray Cooper at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington, United States.

Activity check

Leal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What time did Leal vs Mena start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 4:10 AM UTC , which was 12:10 AM EST or 9:10 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:10 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Leal vs Mena?

Carlos Leal was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Manuel Mena made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.

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