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Manoel Sousa vs Paulo Henrique report
Who won Sousa vs Henrique?
Manoel Sousa beat Paulo Henrique by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 4, on Friday 17th February 2023 at Universal Studios in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Manoel Sousa.
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).
Sousa vs Henrique stats
Manoel Sousa stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Paulo Henrique made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Sousa had a massive power advantage over Henrique, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Henrique's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Henrique had a slight advantage over Sousa, with a 43% submission rate over Sousa's 33%.
Manoel Sousa was the younger man by 6 years, at 25 years old.
Henrique had a height advantage of 3 inches over Sousa.
Sousa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 1 year and 4 months later than Henrique, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 17 to Henrique's 41.
What were the odds on Sousa vs Henrique?
Manoel Sousa was a 2/7 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Paulo Henrique made his way into the ring at 13/5 (+260) with oddsmakers.
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