Frans Mlambo
Mlambo
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Sep 30 2023
Saturday

Zenith Paris La Villette, Paris, France

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Moktar Benkaci
Benkaci
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14-5-0
SD 3
SD 3
20-8-0

The tape

33
Age
31
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SDSDUDSDSUB
Form
UDNCMDKOKO
14
Wins
20
4
By KO
9
29
KO%
45
4
By SUB
7
29
SUB%
35
5
Loses
8
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2010
19
Bouts
30
39
Rounds
61
2 hours, 44 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 7 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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Frans Mlambo vs Moktar Benkaci report

Who won Mlambo vs Benkaci?

Frans Mlambo beat Moktar Benkaci by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL Europe 3 – 2023 Playoffs, on Saturday 30th September 2023 at Zenith Paris La Villette in Paris.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Frans Mlambo.

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).

Mlambo vs Benkaci stats

Frans Mlambo stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Moktar Benkaci made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Frans Mlambo's PFL record stood at 2-1-0, while Moktar Benkaci's came in at 0-2-0.

The stats suggested Benkaci had an advantage in power over Mlambo, with a 45% knock out percentage over Mlambo's 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Benkaci had a slight advantage over Mlambo, with a 35% submission rate over Mlambo's 29%.

Frans Mlambo was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Mlambo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Benkaci.

Mlambo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 years and 9 months later than Benkaci, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 44 to Benkaci's 64.

Activity check

Mlambo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.

Benkaci's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Mlambo vs Benkaci?

Frans Mlambo was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Moktar Benkaci made his way into the ring at 22/25 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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