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Josh Reed vs Bogdan Barbu preview
When is Reed vs Barbu?
Josh Reed could potentially square off against Bogdan Barbu, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Reed vs Barbu stats
Josh Reed would step into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Bogdan Barbu would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Barbu would have a large advantage in power over Reed, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Reed's 25%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Reed would have a massive advantage over Barbu, boasting at 58% submission rate over Barbu's 24%.
Josh Reed is the same age as Bogdan Barbu, at years old.
Reed has a height advantage of 1 inch over Barbu.
Reed is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 27 days earlier than Barbu, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 31 less professional rounds, 30 to Barbu's 61.
Reed vs Barbu form
Josh Reed has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Ryan Shelley at Cage Warriors 145 on 4th November 2022 by in the 1st round at Indigo at the O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Luke Shanks at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by in the 1st round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kurban Khizriev at Cage Warriors 127 on 30th September 2021 by in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had lost to Dylan Hazan at Cage Warriors 124 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Ivan Zidar at Cage Warriors 108 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Viola Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
Reed's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Barbu's last 3 fights have come over a period of 9 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Reed vs Barbu?
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