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Tim Wilde vs Chris Gonzalez report
Who won Wilde vs Gonzalez?
Tim Wilde beat Chris Gonzalez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator MMA Paris, on Friday 12th May 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tim Wilde.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Wilde vs Gonzalez stats
Tim Wilde stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Chris Gonzalez made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Wilde had a slight advantage in power over Gonzalez, with a 40% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gonzalez had a slight advantage over Wilde, with a 13% submission rate over Wilde's 7%.
Tim Wilde was the older man by 35 years, at 35 years old.
Wilde had 1-inch reach advantage.
Wilde was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 45 to Gonzalez's 24.
Wilde vs Gonzalez form
Chris Gonzalez had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Max Rohskopf at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Usman Nurmagomedov at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.
Going into that contest, he had won against Saad Awad at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Before that, he had lost to Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Roger Huerta at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Wilde's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Gonzalez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Wilde vs Gonzalez?
Tim Wilde was a 21/10 (+220) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-290) with oddsmakers.
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