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Who won Parkin vs Pogues?
Michael Parkin beat Jamal Pogues by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Parkin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Parkin vs Pogues stats
Michael Parkin stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jamal Pogues made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Parkin had a massive power advantage over Pogues, boasting at 83% knock out percentage over Pogues' 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Parkin had a slight advantage over Pogues, with a 17% submission rate over Pogues' 10%.
Michael Parkin was the same age as Jamal Pogues, at 27 years old.
Parkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pogues. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Parkin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 2 year and 11 months later than Pogues, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 11 to Pogues' 32.
Pogues' last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Parkin vs Pogues?
Michael Parkin was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Jamal Pogues made his way into the ring at 8/13 (-150) with oddsmakers.