Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Ryan Shelley vs Josh Reed report
Who won Shelley vs Reed?
Ryan Shelley beat Josh Reed by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of Cage Warriors 145, on Friday 4th November 2022 at Indigo at the O2 in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Shelley vs Reed stats
Ryan Shelley stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Josh Reed made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Shelley had an advantage in power over Reed, with a 40% knock out percentage over Reed's 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Reed had an advantage over Shelley, with a 58% submission rate over Shelley's 40%.
Ryan Shelley was the same age as Josh Reed, at years old.
Shelley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2021, 7 year and 9 months later than Reed, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 12 to Reed's 30.
Shelley vs Reed form
Josh Reed had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Luke Shanks at Cage Warriors 138 on 28th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Charter Hall, Colchester, England.
Previous to that, he had beat Kurban Khizriev at Cage Warriors 127 on 30th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dylan Hazan at Cage Warriors 124 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Ivan Zidar at Cage Warriors 108 on 12th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Viola Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
He had beat Rory Evans at Cage Warriors Academy Wales 3 on 2nd March 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Ebbw Vale Sport Centre, Ebbw Vale.
Shelley's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Reed's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Shelley vs Reed?
Ryan Shelley was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Josh Reed made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+170) with oddsmakers.
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