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Who won Schulte vs Stephens?
Natan Schulte beat Jeremy Stephens by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship, on Friday 25th November 2022 at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden in New York.
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 Stephens stats
Natan Schulte stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Jeremy Stephens made his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 20 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Stephens had a massive power advantage over Schulte, boosting at 66% knock out percentage over Schulte's 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Schulte had a massive advantage over Stephens, boasting at 41% submission rate over Stephens' 7%.
Natan Schulte was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Schulte had a height advantage of 1 inch over Stephens. Despite this, Stephens had 2-inch reach advantage.
Schulte was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 11 months later than Stephens, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 69 to Stephens' 113.
Schulte vs Stephens form
Natan Schulte had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alex Martinez at PFL 2021 #4 on 10th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marcin Held at PFL 2021 #1 on 23rd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Loik Radzhabov at PFL 2019 #10 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Akhmet Aliev at PFL 2019 #8 on 17th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rashid Magomedov at PFL 2018 #11 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Schulte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Stephens' last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Schulte vs Stephens?
Natan Schulte was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Jeremy Stephens made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.