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Marcelo Nunes vs Maurice Greene report
Who won Nunes vs Greene?
Maurice Greene beat Marcelo Nunes by during the prelims of PFL 2, on Friday 7th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Maurice Greene.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Nunes vs Greene stats
Marcelo Nunes stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Maurice Greene made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Nunes had a slight advantage in power over Greene, with a 25% knock out percentage over Greene's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nunes had an advantage over Greene, with a 75% submission rate over Greene's 60%.
Marcelo Nunes was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Greene had a height advantage of 4 inches over Nunes. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Nunes was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 10 years and 10 months earlier than Greene, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 14 to Greene's 37.
Nunes vs Greene form
Maurice Greene had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Denis Goltsov at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marcos Rog rio de Lima at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Greg Hardy at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Gian Villante at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Nunes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Greene's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nunes vs Greene?
Marcelo Nunes was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Maurice Greene made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.
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