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Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani vs Jacobi Jones report
Who won Lebosnoyani vs Jones?
Jacobi Jones beat Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani by during the main event of LFA 158, on Friday 19th May 2023 at Gila River Resorts & Casinos in Chandler.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jacobi Jones.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Lebosnoyani vs Jones stats
Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani stepped into the octagon with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Jacobi Jones made his way to the cage with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested that Lebosnoyani and Jones have similar power, both with a 25% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lebosnoyani had a massive advantage over Jones, boasting at 75% submission rate over Jones' 25%.
Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani was the younger man by 3 years, at 24 years old.
Jones had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lebosnoyani.
Lebosnoyani's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Jones', having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Jones, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 9 to Jones' 13.
Lebosnoyani vs Jones form
Jones had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Christian Turner at LFA 144 on 14th October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Riley Wiseman at LFA 133 on 3rd June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Magness Arena, Denver.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Austin Wourms at LFA 124 on 11th February 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix.
Before that, he had beat Logan Paxton at LFA 116 on 22nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dobson Arena, Vail.
He had defeated Caleb Hall at LFA 109 on 4th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Grand Hotel Casino & Resort, Shawnee.
Jones' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Lebosnoyani vs Jones?
Jean-Paul Lebosnoyani was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Jacobi Jones made his way into the ring at 31/20 (+150) with oddsmakers.
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