Who won Palmer vs Jenkins?
Bubba Jenkins beat Lance Palmer by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of PFL 2021 #1, on Friday 23rd April 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Bubba Jenkins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Palmer vs Jenkins stats
Lance Palmer stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Bubba Jenkins made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Jenkins had a massive power advantage over Palmer, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Palmer's 5%.
Lance Palmer was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Jenkins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Palmer. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Palmer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 months earlier than Jenkins, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 75 to Jenkins' 39.
Palmer vs Jenkins form
Palmer had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alex Gilpin on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexandre de Almeida on 17th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 2 round contest at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luis Rafael Laurentino on 25th July 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had won against Alex Gilpin on 23rd May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
He had beat Steven Siler on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Palmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.