Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Scottoli vs Kelly?
Gianluca Scottoli beat Sam Kelly by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Cage Warriors 158, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Fiera Roma in Rome.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gianluca Scottoli.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Scottoli vs Kelly stats
Gianluca Scottoli stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Sam Kelly made his way to the cage with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Kelly had a large advantage in power over Scottoli, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Scottoli's 22%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kelly had a slight advantage over Scottoli, with a 50% submission rate over Scottoli's 44%.
Gianluca Scottoli was the younger man by 28 years, at years old.
Scottoli was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 years and 5 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 23 to Kelly's 11.
Kelly's last 2 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Scottoli vs Kelly?
Gianluca Scottoli was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Sam Kelly made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.