Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Messer vs Verdinez?
Santos Verdinez beat Kevin Messer by during the prelims of LFA 145, on Friday 21st October 2022 at Oshkosh Arena in Oshkosh.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Santos Verdinez.
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).
Messer vs Verdinez stats
Kevin Messer stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Santos Verdinez made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 1 wins and 0 draws and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Messer had a massive power advantage over Verdinez, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Verdinez's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Verdinez had a massive advantage over Messer, boosting at 100% submission rate over Messer's 38%.
Kevin Messer was the same age as Santos Verdinez, at 28 years old.
Messer had a height advantage of 6 inches over Verdinez.
Messer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 10 years and 1 month earlier than Verdinez, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 2 to Verdinez's 1.
Verdinez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Messer vs Verdinez?
Kevin Messer was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Santos Verdinez made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.