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Who won Marques vs Castro?
Danilo Marques beat Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of PFL 2, on Friday 7th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Danilo Marques.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Marques vs Castro stats
Danilo Marques stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Yorgan De Castro made his way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Castro had a massive power advantage over Marques, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Marques' 31%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Marques had a massive advantage over Castro, boasting at 54% submission rate over Castro's 0%.
Danilo Marques was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Marques had a height advantage of 6 inches over Castro. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Marques was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Castro, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 35 to Castro's 28.
Marques' last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Castro's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Marques vs Castro?
Danilo Marques was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Yorgan De Castro made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.