Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Ward vs Pereira?
Landry Ward beat Matheus Pereira by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of LFA 163, on Friday 21st July 2023 at Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Landry Ward.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Ward vs Pereira stats
Landry Ward stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Matheus Pereira made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Ward had a massive power advantage over Pereira, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Pereira's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pereira had a massive advantage over Ward, boosting at 91% submission rate over Ward's 0%.
Landry Ward was the older man by 26 years, at 26 years old.
Ward had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pereira.
Ward was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2019, 3 year and 6 months later than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 24 to Pereira's 28.
What were the odds on Ward vs Pereira?
Landry Ward was a 8/15 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Matheus Pereira made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+130) with oddsmakers.