Tyson Pedro
Pedro
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Sep 09 2023
Saturday

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Anton Turkalj
Turkalj
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9-4-0
KO 1
KO 1
8-2-0

The tape

32
Age
28
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
79.1" / 201 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOKOSUB
Form
UDSUBUDKOSUB
9
Wins
8
4
By KO
5
44
KO%
63
5
By SUB
2
56
SUB%
25
4
Loses
2
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2018
13
Bouts
10
19
Rounds
16
1 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
52 minutes, 58 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Tyson Pedro vs Anton Turkalj report

Who won Pedro vs Turkalj?

Tyson Pedro beat Anton Turkalj by knockout in the 1st round during the main card of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

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 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Tyson Pedro's UFC record stood at 6-5-0, while Anton Turkalj's came in at 0-4-0.

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 a 56% submission rate over Turkalj's 25%.

Tyson Pedro was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Turkalj had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pedro. Despite this, he had a 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, 23 to Turkalj's 20.

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 won against 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 beaten 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 been defeated by Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Activity check

Pedro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 17 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, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. 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.

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