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Who won Roman vs McDonnell?
Daniel Roman beat Gavin McDonnell by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 6th October 2018 at Wintrust Arena in Illinois.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jessie Vargas beating Thomas Dulorme. Also, on the undercard Jarrell Miller beat Tomasz Adamek and Artur Beterbiev defeated Callum Johnson for the IBF World Light Heavyweight title.
Roman vs McDonnell stats
Back in October 2018, Daniel Roman stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gavin McDonnell made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Roman had advantage in power over McDonnell, with a 36% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 25%.
Daniel Roman was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
McDonnell had a height advantage of 5 inches over Roman.
Both Daniel Roman & Gavin McDonnell fought out of an orthodox stance.
Roman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 month earlier than McDonnell, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 245 more professional rounds, 245 to McDonnell's 0.
Gavin McDonnell was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 122lb division.
Roman vs McDonnell form
Roman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Moises Flores on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryo Matsumoto on 28th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shun Kubo on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.
Before that, he had won against Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, United States.
He had beat Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, New Jersey, USA.
Gavin McDonnell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Stuart Hall on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gamal Yafai on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rey Vargas on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull.
Before that, he had won against Jorge Sanchez on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had defeated Jeremy Parodi on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Daniel Roman had been fighting more than Gavin McDonnell.
Going to this contest, Daniel Roman had last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Gavin McDonnell's last outing had been 3 months and 20 days ago.
Roman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Roman vs McDonnell start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Roman vs McDonnell?
Daniel Roman was a 8/25 (-310) favourite going into the contest, while Gavin McDonnell made his way into the ring at 43/10 (+430) with oddsmakers.