Who won Schulte vs Held?
Marcin Held beat Natan Schulte by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of PFL 2021 #1, on Friday 23rd April 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marcin Held.
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).
Schulte vs Held stats
Natan Schulte stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Marcin Held made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggested Schulte had a slight advantage in power over Held, with a 20% knock out percentage over Held's 15%.
Natan Schulte was the same age as Marcin Held, at 29 years old.
Schulte had a height advantage of 1 inch over Held. Despite this, Held had 2-inch reach advantage.
Schulte was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 2 months later than Held, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 55 to Held's 69.
Schulte vs Held form
Natan Schulte had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Loik Radzhabov on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Akhmet Aliev on 17th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rashid Magomedov on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Chris Wade on 13th October 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.
He had drawn with Johnny Case on 13th October 2018 by majority draw in their 2 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach.
Schulte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.