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Joshua Silveira vs Sam Kei report
Who won Silveira vs Kei?
Joshua Silveira beat Sam Kei by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of PFL 1, on Saturday 1st April 2023 at The Theater - Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Silveira vs Kei stats
Joshua Silveira stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Sam Kei made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kei had an advantage in power over Silveira, with a 50% knock out percentage over Silveira's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Silveira had a massive advantage over Kei, boasting at 56% submission rate over Kei's 0%.
Joshua Silveira was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Kei had a height advantage of 2 inches over Silveira.
Silveira was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 6 year and 11 months later than Kei, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 21 to Kei's 35.
Silveira vs Kei form
Silveira had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Omari Akhmedov 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Marthin Hamlet Nielsen at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mohamed Juma at PFL Challenger Series 1 on 18th February 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Orlando.
Before that, he had beat Jared Revel at LFA 119 on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their LFA Middleweight championship fight at Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix.
He had defeated Tee Cummins at LFA 115 on 24th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their LFA Light Heavyweight championship fight at Menominee Nation Arena, Oshkosh.
Silveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Silveira vs Kei?
Joshua Silveira was a 2/13 (-670) favourite going into the contest, while Sam Kei made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.
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