Carlos Leal
Leal
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Aug 23 2023
Wednesday

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Sadibou Sy
Sy
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19-4-0
SD 3
SD 3
15-6-0

The tape

31
Age
37
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
N/A
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDUDSD
Form
KOKOUDUDUD
19
Wins
15
8
By KO
8
42
KO%
53
2
By SUB
0
11
SUB%
0
4
Loses
6
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
2
N/A
Debut
2013
23
Bouts
24
47
Rounds
56
3 hours, 20 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Carlos Leal vs Sadibou Sy report

Who won Leal vs Sy?

Sadibou Sy beat Carlos Leal by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of 2023 PFL Playoffs, on Wednesday 23rd August 2023 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Sadibou Sy.

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 Sy stats

Carlos Leal stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Sadibou Sy made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Carlos Leal's 7th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2022. Sadibou Sy marked his 20th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Carlos Leal's PFL record stood at 5-2-0, while Sadibou Sy's came in at 11-6-2.

The stats suggested Sy had an advantage in power over Leal, with a 53% knock out percentage over Leal's 42%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Leal had an advantage over Sy, with a 11% submission rate over Sy's 0%.

Carlos Leal was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Sy had a height advantage of 4 inches over Leal.

Leal's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Sy's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in , 10 years and 8 months earlier than Sy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 52 to Sy's 66.

Leal vs Sy form

Leal had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dilano Taylor at PFL 6 on 23rd June 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.

Before that, 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.

He was victorious against Chris Brown at PFL Challenger Series 8 on 8th April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Universal Studios, Orlando.

Sy had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Shane Mitchell at PFL 6 on 23rd June 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Dilano Taylor at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Carlos Leal at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Before that, he was victorious against Rory MacDonald at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

He had won against Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sadibou Sy had been fighting more than Carlos Leal.

Going to this contest, Carlos Leal had last fought 1 year and 22 days ago, while Sadibou Sy's last outing had been 1 year and 22 days ago.

Leal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Sy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 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 Leal vs Sy?

Carlos Leal was a 7/5 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Sadibou Sy made his way into the ring at 13/25 (-200) with oddsmakers.

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