Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Taylor vs Parrish?
Joe Taylor beat Ben Parrish by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of LFA 155, on Friday 24th March 2023 at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joe Taylor.
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).
Taylor vs Parrish stats
Joe Taylor stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 4 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ben Parrish made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Taylor had a slight advantage in power over Parrish, with a 25% knock out percentage over Parrish's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Parrish had a massive advantage over Taylor, boosting at 80% submission rate over Taylor's 0%.
Joe Taylor was the older man by 39 years, at 39 years old.
Parrish had a height advantage of 1 inch over Taylor.
Taylor's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Parrish's, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 month earlier than Parrish, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 16 to Parrish's 11.
Parrish's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Taylor vs Parrish?
Joe Taylor was a 17/20 (-120) underdog going into the contest, while Ben Parrish made his way into the ring at 17/20 (-120) with oddsmakers.