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Who won Udofia vs Bentley?
Denzel Bentley beat Linus Udofia by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 13th May 2022 at Indigo at The O2 in London.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 112-116, 115-114 in favor of winner Denzel Bentley.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Eubank vs Dodd.
Udofia vs Bentley stats
Back in May 2022, Linus Udofia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Denzel Bentley made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bentley had a massive power advantage over Udofia, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Udofia's 53%.
Linus Udofia was the older man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Both Linus Udofia & Denzel Bentley fought out of an orthodox stance.
Udofia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Bentley, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 115 to Bentley's 93.
Denzel Bentley was ranked number 15 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Udofia vs Bentley form
Udofia 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 Xhuljo Vrenozi on 2nd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated John Harding Jr on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tyler Denny on 30th November 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against Liam Griffiths on 20th September 2019 by points in the 4th round at Indigo at The O2, London.
He had beat Darren Codona on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at York Hall, London.
Denzel Bentley had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Sam Evans on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Utilita Arena, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Felix Cash on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Middleweight and BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mark Heffron on 13th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London.
Before that, he had won against Mick Hall on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London.
He had defeated Adam Grabiec on 21st December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Denzel Bentley had been fighting more than Linus Udofia.
Going to this contest, Linus Udofia had last fought 7 months and 11 days ago, while Denzel Bentley's last outing had been 6 months and 7 days ago.
Udofia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Bentley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What time did Udofia vs Bentley start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Indigo at The O2, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Udofia vs Bentley?
Udofia vs Bentley was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Udofia vs Bentley?
Linus Udofia was a 93/100 (-110) favourite going into the contest, while Denzel Bentley made his way into the ring at 49/50 (-100) with oddsmakers.