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Natan Schulte vs Stevie Ray preview
When is Schulte vs Ray?
Natan Schulte is set to face Stevie Ray during the main card of PFL 3, on Friday 14th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Schulte vs Ray stats
Natan Schulte steps into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Stevie Ray will make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Ray has a slight advantage in power over Schulte, with a 24% knock out percentage over Schulte's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Schulte will have a slight advantage over Ray, with a 43% submission rate over Ray's 36%.
Natan Schulte is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Ray has 1-inch reach advantage.
Schulte is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 5 months later than Ray, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 7 less professional rounds, 69 to Ray's 76.
Schulte vs Ray form
Natan Schulte has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Jeremy Stephens at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marcin Held at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Olivier Aubin Mercier at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, he had beat Alex Martinez at PFL 2021 #4 on 10th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had lost to Marcin Held at PFL 2021 #1 on 23rd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Stevie Ray has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Olivier Aubin Mercier at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Pettis at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anthony Pettis at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
He had defeated Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
In terms of recent activity, Natan Schulte has been fighting more than Stevie Ray.
Natan Schulte last fought 3 months and 26 days ago, while Stevie Ray's last outing was 3 months and 26 days ago.
Schulte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Ray's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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