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Caolan Loughran vs Luke Shanks preview
When is Loughran vs Shanks?
Caolan Loughran could potentially face the challenge of Luke Shanks, in Early 2023.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Loughran vs Shanks stats
Caolan Loughran would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Luke Shanks would make his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Loughran would have a massive power advantage over Shanks, boasting at 57% knock out percentage over Shanks' 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Shanks would have an advantage over Loughran, with a 40% submission rate over Loughran's 29%.
Caolan Loughran is the younger man by 27 years, at years old.
Loughran is currently 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 has fought 25 less professional rounds, 12 to Shanks' 37.
Loughran vs Shanks form
Loughran remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Luke Shanks at Cage Warriors 145 on 4th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Indigo at the O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Festus Ahorlu at Cage Warriors 140 on 25th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, Belfast.
Going into that contest, he had won against Bakhtyaar Oryakhail at Cage Warriors 135 on 1st April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at BEC Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had beat Ruairi Lavery at Cage Warriors Academy Ireland 2 on 3rd February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Devenish Complex, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He had been beaten by Nathan Fletcher at Cage Warriors Academy Ireland 1 on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Devenish Complex, Belfast.
Shanks has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Caolan Loughran at Cage Warriors 145 on 4th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Indigo at the O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Josh Reed at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had defeated Nicolas Leblond at Cage Warriors 124 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, Luke Shanks has been fighting more than Caolan Loughran.
Caolan Loughran last fought 4 months and 27 days ago, while Luke Shanks' last outing was 4 months and 27 days ago.
Loughran's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Shanks' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Loughran vs Shanks?
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