Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Williams vs Sherman?
Karl Williams beat Chase Sherman by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida, on Saturday 13th May 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Karl Williams.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Williams vs Sherman stats
Karl Williams stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chase Sherman made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Sherman had a massive power advantage over Williams, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Williams' 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Williams and Sherman would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Karl Williams was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Sherman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Williams.
Williams was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 9 years and 10 months earlier than Sherman, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 22 to Sherman's 49.
Williams vs Sherman form
Sherman had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alexander Romanov at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Parker Porter at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, he had been beaten by Andrei Arlovski at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Williams' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Sherman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Williams vs Sherman?
Karl Williams was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Chase Sherman made his way into the ring at 31/10 (+310) with oddsmakers.