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Raufeon Stots vs Danny Sabatello report
Who won Stots vs Sabatello?
Raufeon Stots beat Danny Sabatello by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 289, on Friday 9th December 2022 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as 45-50, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of winner Raufeon Stots.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Stots vs Sabatello stats
Raufeon Stots stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Danny Sabatello made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Sabatello had a slight advantage in power over Stots, with a 23% knock out percentage over Stots' 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sabatello had a slight advantage over Stots, with a 31% submission rate over Stots' 24%.
Raufeon Stots was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Sabatello had a height advantage of 3 inches over Stots. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Stots was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Sabatello, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 48 to Sabatello's 35.
Stots vs Sabatello form
Stots had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Juan Archuleta at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Magomed Magomedov at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Josh Hill at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Keith Lee at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat DB ERROR at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Stots' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Sabatello's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Stots vs Sabatello?
Raufeon Stots was a 4/7 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Danny Sabatello made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+120) with oddsmakers.
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