Apr 28 2018
Saturday

AllState Arena, Rosemont, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Sam Sicilia
Sicilia
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16-3-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
16-8-0

The tape

33
Age
38
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm

Tape record

SUBUDMDSDSD
Form
UDUDSUBKOUD
16
Wins
16
1
By KO
8
6
KO%
50
6
By SUB
4
38
SUB%
25
3
Loses
8
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2007
19
Bouts
24
46
Rounds
42
3 hours, 33 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 41 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Emmanuel Sanchez vs Sam Sicilia report

Who won Sanchez vs Sicilia?

Emmanuel Sanchez beat Sam Sicilia by submission in the 1st round during the co-main event of Bellator 198, on Saturday 28th April 2018 at AllState Arena in Rosemont.

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 Sicilia stats

Emmanuel Sanchez stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Sam Sicilia made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Emmanuel Sanchez's Bellator record stood at 12-8-0, while Sam Sicilia's came in at 2-3-0.

The stats suggested Sicilia had a massive power advantage over Sanchez, boasting a 50% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 6%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sanchez had an advantage over Sicilia, with a 38% submission rate over Sicilia's 25%.

Emmanuel Sanchez was the younger man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Sanchez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sicilia. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Sanchez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 years and 2 months later than Sicilia, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 75 to Sicilia's 51.

Sanchez vs Sicilia form

Emmanuel Sanchez had beaten 2 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 been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had won against Daniel Weichel at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had beaten Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

He had been defeated 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.

Activity check

Sanchez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sanchez vs Sicilia?

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