Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Piersma vs Smyth?
Devin Smyth beat Jonathan Piersma by during the main event of LFA 167, on Friday 15th September 2023 at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Devin Smyth.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Piersma vs Smyth stats
Jonathan Piersma stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Devin Smyth made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Piersma had a slight advantage in power over Smyth, with a 17% knock out percentage over Smyth's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Piersma had an advantage over Smyth, with a 67% submission rate over Smyth's 56%.
Jonathan Piersma was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Piersma had a height advantage of 1 inch over Smyth.
Piersma was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 4 year and 7 months later than Smyth, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 18 to Smyth's 27.
What were the odds on Piersma vs Smyth?
Jonathan Piersma was a 1/5 (-530) favourite going into the contest, while Devin Smyth made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+370) with oddsmakers.