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Killys Mota vs Kenneth Cross report
Who won Mota vs Cross?
Killys Mota beat Kenneth Cross by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of Bellator 294, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
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).
Mota vs Cross stats
Killys Mota stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Kenneth Cross made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Cross had an advantage in power over Mota, with a 54% knock out percentage over Mota's 43%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cross had a slight advantage over Mota, with a 31% submission rate over Mota's 29%.
Killys Mota was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Cross had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mota. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Mota was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Cross, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 42 to Cross' 26.
Mota's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mota vs Cross?
Killys Mota was a 8/15 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Kenneth Cross made his way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.
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