Antonio Sheldon
Sheldon
United Kingdom flag
Mar 16 2024
Saturday

BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Tom Mearns
Mearns
6-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-8-0

The tape

Age
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDSDSDUDKO
Form
UDUDUDSDSD
6
Wins
10
3
By KO
2
50
KO%
20
1
By SUB
2
17
SUB%
20
4
Loses
8
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2015
11
Bouts
18
24
Rounds
42
1 hours, 50 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 10 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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Antonio Sheldon vs Tom Mearns report

Who won Sheldon vs Mearns?

Antonio Sheldon beat Tom Mearns by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Cage Warriors 168, on Saturday 16th March 2024 at BEC Arena in Manchester.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Antonio Sheldon.

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).

Sheldon vs Mearns stats

Antonio Sheldon stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Tom Mearns made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Antonio Sheldon's Cage Warriors record stood at 2-2-1, while Tom Mearns' came in at 5-7-0.

The stats suggested Sheldon had a large advantage in power over Mearns, boasting a 50% knock out percentage over Mearns' 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mearns had a slight advantage over Sheldon, with a 20% submission rate over Sheldon's 17%.

Antonio Sheldon was the same age as Tom Mearns, at years old.

Sheldon had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mearns.

Sheldon was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 8 years and 6 months earlier than Mearns, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 27 to Mearns' 45.

Sheldon vs Mearns form

Tom Mearns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Bailey Gilbert at Cage Warriors 157 on 21st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Indigo At The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had lost to Milad Ahady at Cage Warriors 146 on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bec Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Orlando Wilson Prins at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.

Before that, he had defeated Jean N Doye at Cage Warriors 131 on 10th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at London.

He had been beaten by Kieran Lister at Cage Warriors 116 on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BEC Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

Sheldon's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Mearns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sheldon vs Mearns?

Antonio Sheldon was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Tom Mearns made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.

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