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Who won Soto vs Benjilany?
Adil Benjilany beat Johnny Soto by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator 262, on Friday 16th July 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Adil Benjilany.
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).
Soto vs Benjilany stats
Johnny Soto stepped into the ring with a record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Adil Benjilany made his way to the ring with a record of 5 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benjilany had a massive power advantage over Soto, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Soto's 33%.
Johnny Soto was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Soto was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 3 year and 8 months later than Benjilany, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 12 to Benjilany's 19.
Benjilany's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.