Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Pires vs Fernandes?
Vinicius Pires beat Kaua Fernandes by submission in the 1st round during the main card of LFA 159, on Saturday 27th May 2023 at CIDE Casa Branca Sports Complex in Caraguatatuba.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Pires vs Fernandes stats
Vinicius Pires stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 2 by submission.
Kaua Fernandes made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Fernandes had a massive power advantage over Pires, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Pires' 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Fernandes had an advantage over Pires, with a 50% submission rate over Pires' 33%.
Vinicius Pires was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Pires was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 14 years and 9 months earlier than Fernandes, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 22 to Fernandes' 11.
What were the odds on Pires vs Fernandes?
Vinicius Pires was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Kaua Fernandes made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.