Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Sanchez vs Kennedy?
Jeremy Kennedy beat Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator MMA, on Friday 3rd December 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jeremy Kennedy.
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).
Sanchez vs Kennedy stats
Emmanuel Sanchez stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Jeremy Kennedy made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Kennedy had a massive power advantage over Sanchez, boosting at 38% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 5%.
Emmanuel Sanchez was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Kennedy had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sanchez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Sanchez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Kennedy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 66 to Kennedy's 44.
Sanchez vs Kennedy form
Emmanuel Sanchez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Mads Burnell at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Daniel Weichel at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 209 on 15th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Menora Mivtachim, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He had won against Sam Sicilia at Bellator 198 on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at AllState Arena, Rosemont, United States.
Sanchez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Kennedy's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.