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Who won Pedro vs Turkalj?
Tyson Pedro beat Anton Turkalj by during the main card of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tyson Pedro.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Pedro vs Turkalj stats
Tyson Pedro stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Anton Turkalj made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Turkalj had an advantage in power over Pedro, with a 63% knock out percentage over Pedro's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pedro had a massive advantage over Turkalj, boasting at 56% submission rate over Turkalj's 25%.
Tyson Pedro was the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Turkalj had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pedro. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Pedro was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years and 2 months earlier than Turkalj, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 20 to Turkalj's 17.
Pedro vs Turkalj form
Tyson Pedro had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Modestas Bukauskas at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ike Villanueva at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
He had lost to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Pedro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Turkalj's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pedro vs Turkalj?
Tyson Pedro was a 19/20 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Anton Turkalj made his way into the ring at 87/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.