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Yancy Medeiros vs Emmanuel Sanchez report
Who won Medeiros vs Sanchez?
Yancy Medeiros beat Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 279, on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Yancy Medeiros.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Medeiros vs Sanchez stats
Yancy Medeiros stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Emmanuel Sanchez made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Medeiros had a massive power advantage over Sanchez, boasting at 53% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 5%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sanchez had an advantage over Medeiros, with a 40% submission rate over Medeiros' 27%.
Yancy Medeiros was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Medeiros had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sanchez. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Medeiros was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 49 to Sanchez's 69.
Medeiros vs Sanchez form
Emmanuel Sanchez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mads Burnell at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had defeated Daniel Weichel at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Sanchez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 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 Medeiros vs Sanchez?
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