Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Pitbull vs Sanchez?
Patricio Pitbull beat Emmanuel Sanchez by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of Bellator 255, on Friday 2nd April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator featherweight championship.
Pitbull vs Sanchez stats
Patricio Pitbull stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Emmanuel Sanchez made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Pitbull had a large advantage in power over Sanchez, boasting at 35% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 5%.
Patricio Pitbull was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Sanchez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Pitbull. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Pitbull was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 94 to Sanchez's 69.
Pitbull vs Sanchez form
Pitbull had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Juan Archuleta at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.
Before that, he had beat Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 209 on 15th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Menora Mivtachim, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He had defeated Daniel Weichel at Bellator 203 on 14th July 2018 by split decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Il Centrale Live Roma, Rome, Italy.
Pitbull's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.