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Who won Stanton vs Bellandi?
Dario Bellandi beat Mick Stanton by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of Cage Warriors 164: Stanton vs. Bellandi, on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dario Bellandi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Stanton vs Bellandi stats
Mick Stanton stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Dario Bellandi made his way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Bellandi had a slight advantage in power over Stanton, with a 50% knock out percentage over Stanton's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bellandi had a large advantage over Stanton, boosting at 33% submission rate over Stanton's 8%.
Mick Stanton was the older man by 36 years, at 36 years old.
Bellandi had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stanton.
Stanton was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Bellandi, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 50 to Bellandi's 17.
Stanton vs Bellandi form
Stanton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat James Webb at Cage Warriors 157 on 21st July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Indigo At The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Will Currie at Cage Warriors 151 on 24th March 2023 by knockout in the 5th round at BT Sports Studio, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Marcin Wojcik at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Before that, he had won against Darren Stewart at Cage Warriors 141 on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, London, England.
He had beat Alexis Fontes at Cage Warriors 136 on 2nd April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at BEC Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Stanton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Bellandi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Stanton vs Bellandi?
Mick Stanton was a 11/20 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Dario Bellandi made his way into the ring at 13/10 (+130) with oddsmakers.