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Brian Moore vs Luca Iovine report
Who won Moore vs Iovine?
Brian Moore beat Luca Iovine by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator Dublin, on Saturday 25th February 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Brian Moore.
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).
Moore vs Iovine stats
Brian Moore stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Luca Iovine made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Iovine had a slight advantage in power over Moore, with a 31% knock out percentage over Moore's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moore had a slight advantage over Iovine, with a 40% submission rate over Iovine's 38%.
Brian Moore was the same age as Luca Iovine, at 35 years old.
Moore had a height advantage of 4 inches over Iovine.
Moore was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Iovine, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 57 to Iovine's 44.
Moore vs Iovine form
Moore had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Arivaldo Silva at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jornel Lugo at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Nikita Mikhailov at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had won against Jordan Winski at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
He had beat Simone D Anna at Bellator 247 on 1st October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
Moore's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Moore vs Iovine?
Brian Moore was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Luca Iovine made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
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