Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Loughran vs Shanks?
Caolan Loughran beat Luke Shanks by during the main card of Cage Warriors 145, on Friday 4th November 2022 at Indigo at the O2 in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Caolan Loughran.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Loughran vs Shanks stats
Caolan Loughran stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Luke Shanks made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Loughran had a large advantage in power over Shanks, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Shanks' 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shanks had a slight advantage over Loughran, with a 40% submission rate over Loughran's 33%.
Caolan Loughran was the younger man by 28 years, at years old.
Loughran was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 year and 9 months later than Shanks, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 17 to Shanks' 37.
Loughran vs Shanks form
Shanks had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Josh Reed at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sam Creasey at Cage Warriors 132 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their Cage Warriors Flyweight championship fight at London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sam Creasey at Cage Warriors 129 on 2nd October 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their Cage Warriors Flyweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had beat Nicolas Leblond at Cage Warriors 124 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Jake Hadley at Cage Warriors 117 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their Cage Warriors Flyweight championship fight at York Hall, London, England.
Loughran's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Shanks' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Loughran vs Shanks?
Caolan Loughran was a 4/7 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Luke Shanks made his way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.