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Who won Rocca vs Possidente?
Gianluca Rocca beat Guido Possidente by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of Cage Warriors 158, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Fiera Roma in Rome.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Rocca vs Possidente stats
Gianluca Rocca stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Guido Possidente made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 2 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Possidente had a large advantage in power over Rocca, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Rocca's 71%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Rocca and Possidente would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Gianluca Rocca was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Rocca was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Possidente, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 22 to Possidente's 9.
What were the odds on Rocca vs Possidente?
Gianluca Rocca was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Guido Possidente made his way into the ring at 4/6 (-150) with oddsmakers.