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Who won Sabatino vs Johnson?
Emanuele Sabatino beat Aaron Johnson 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).
Sabatino vs Johnson stats
Emanuele Sabatino stepped into the octagon with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aaron Johnson made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a massive power advantage over Sabatino, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Sabatino's 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Johnson had a large advantage over Sabatino, boosting at 29% submission rate over Sabatino's 0%.
Emanuele Sabatino was the older man by 27 years, at 27 years old.
Sabatino was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 8 years and 3 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 14 to Johnson's 18.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aaron Johnson had been fighting more than Emanuele Sabatino.
Going to this contest, Emanuele Sabatino had last fought 11 months and 10 days ago, while Aaron Johnson's last outing had been 10 months and 5 days ago.
What were the odds on Sabatino vs Johnson?
Emanuele Sabatino was a 8/15 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Aaron Johnson made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.