Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Maia vs Qadrian?
Weslley Maia beat Shirzad Qadrian by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Cage Warriors 157, on Friday 21st July 2023 at Indigo At The O2 in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Weslley Maia.
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 Qadrian stats
Weslley Maia stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Shirzad Qadrian made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 2 wins and 0 draws and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Maia had a massive power advantage over Qadrian, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Qadrian's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Qadrian had a large advantage over Maia, boosting at 50% submission rate over Maia's 29%.
Weslley Maia was the younger man by 22 years, at years old.
Maia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Qadrian, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 26 to Qadrian's 11.
Maia vs Qadrian form
Maia had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Bogdan Barbu at Cage Warriors 150 on 17th March 2023 by in the 2nd round at Indigo at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rory Evans at Cage Warriors 127 on 30th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Michele Martignoni at Cage Warriors 117 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had defeated Adam Wilson at Cage Warriors 115 on 25th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at BEC Arena, Manchester.
He had been beaten by Jack Shore at Cage Warriors 97 on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 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 Maia vs Qadrian?
Weslley Maia was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Shirzad Qadrian made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.