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Weslley Maia vs Bogdan Barbu report
Who won Maia vs Barbu?
Weslley Maia beat Bogdan Barbu by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of Cage Warriors 150, on Friday 17th March 2023 at Indigo at The O2 in London.
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).
Maia vs Barbu stats
Weslley Maia stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Bogdan Barbu made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Maia had a massive power advantage over Barbu, boasting at 83% knock out percentage over Barbu's 47%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Barbu had a slight advantage over Maia, with a 24% submission rate over Maia's 17%.
Weslley Maia was the same age as Bogdan Barbu, at years old.
Maia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 months later than Barbu, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 38 less professional rounds, 23 to Barbu's 61.
Maia's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Barbu's last 2 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Maia vs Barbu?
Weslley Maia was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Bogdan Barbu made his way into the ring at 16/5 (+320) with oddsmakers.
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