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Who won Quarantillo vs Jackson?
Billy Quarantillo beat Damon Jackson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font, on Saturday 5th August 2023 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Billy Quarantillo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Quarantillo vs Jackson stats
Billy Quarantillo stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Damon Jackson made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 15 by submission.
The stats suggested Quarantillo had a large advantage in power over Jackson, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Jackson's 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Jackson had a massive advantage over Quarantillo, boosting at 68% submission rate over Quarantillo's 31%.
Billy Quarantillo was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Jackson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Quarantillo. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Quarantillo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 months later than Jackson, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 53 to Jackson's 55.
Quarantillo vs Jackson form
Billy Quarantillo had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Hernandez at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Shane Burgos at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Gabriel Benitez at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Kyle Nelson at UFC Vegas 10 on 12th September 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Jackson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Pat Sabatini at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Argueta at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Kamuela Kirk at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Charles Rosa at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Damon Jackson had been fighting more than Billy Quarantillo.
Going to this contest, Billy Quarantillo had last fought 5 months and 9 days ago, while Damon Jackson's last outing had been 8 months and 10 days ago.
Quarantillo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Jackson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Quarantillo vs Jackson?
Billy Quarantillo was a 61/100 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Damon Jackson made his way into the ring at 137/100 (+140) with oddsmakers.