Tape rankings @ Featherweight
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 ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses 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 ring with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Sicilia had a massive power advantage over Sanchez, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 6%.
Emmanuel Sanchez was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 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 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year and 2 months later than Sicilia, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 69 to Sicilia's 51.