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Who won Tchamou vs Kanisauskas?
Naglis Kanisauskas beat Michael Tchamou by submission in the 1st round during the main card of Cage Warriors 151, on Friday 24th March 2023 at BT Sports Studio in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Tchamou vs Kanisauskas stats
Michael Tchamou stepped into the octagon with a record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Naglis Kanisauskas 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 Tchamou had a massive power advantage over Kanisauskas, boasting at 100% knock out percentage over Kanisauskas' 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kanisauskas had a massive advantage over Tchamou, boosting at 80% submission rate over Tchamou's 0%.
Michael Tchamou was the older man by 9 years, at 32 years old.
Kanisauskas had a height advantage of 4 inches over Tchamou.
Tchamou was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2021, 2 year and 1 month later than Kanisauskas, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 10 to Kanisauskas' 18.
Tchamou's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tchamou vs Kanisauskas?
Michael Tchamou was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Naglis Kanisauskas made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.