Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Mearns vs Gilbert?
Tom Mearns beat Bailey Gilbert 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 Tom Mearns.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Mearns vs Gilbert stats
Tom Mearns stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Bailey Gilbert made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Mearns had a large advantage in power over Gilbert, boasting at 22% knock out percentage over Gilbert's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gilbert had a massive advantage over Mearns, boosting at 100% submission rate over Mearns' 22%.
Tom Mearns was the younger man by 23 years, at years old.
Mearns was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Gilbert, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 42 to Gilbert's 24.
Mearns vs Gilbert form
Tom Mearns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Milad Ahady at Cage Warriors 146 on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bec Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Orlando Wilson Prins at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jean N Doye at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at London.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kieran Lister at Cage Warriors 116 on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BEC Arena, Manchester.
He had defeated Decky McAleenan at Cage Warriors on 6th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at BT Studio, Stratford.
Mearns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mearns vs Gilbert?
Tom Mearns was a 39/20 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Bailey Gilbert made his way into the ring at 7/20 (-290) with oddsmakers.