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Who won Rogers vs Wilde?
Tim Wilde beat Saul Rogers by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator Milan, on Saturday 29th October 2022 at Allianz Cloud Arena in Milan.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner Tim Wilde.
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).
Rogers vs Wilde stats
Saul Rogers stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Tim Wilde made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Wilde had a massive power advantage over Rogers, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Rogers' 7%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Rogers had a massive advantage over Wilde, boasting at 53% submission rate over Wilde's 7%.
Saul Rogers was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Wilde had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rogers. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Rogers' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Wilde's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Wilde, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 38 to Wilde's 42.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Saul Rogers had been fighting more than Tim Wilde.
Going to this contest, Saul Rogers had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 16 days ago, while Tim Wilde's last outing had been 8 months and 21 days ago.
Rogers' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Wilde's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Rogers vs Wilde?
Saul Rogers was a 2/9 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Tim Wilde made his way into the ring at 14/5 (+280) with oddsmakers.