Jun 16 2023
Friday

Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
16-6-0
SD 3
SD 3
24-6-0

The tape

34
Age
39
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.1" / 201 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

UDNCKOKOKO
Form
UDSDUDSDKO
16
Wins
24
8
By KO
6
50
KO%
25
0
By SUB
5
0
SUB%
21
6
Loses
6
4
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2008
23
Bouts
31
57
Rounds
84
4 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 38 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
UFC
-
1
Bellator
2
15
Tapology
-

Corey Anderson vs Phil Davis report

Who won Anderson vs Davis?

Corey Anderson beat Phil Davis by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 297, on Friday 16th June 2023 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Corey Anderson.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Anderson vs Davis stats

Corey Anderson stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Phil Davis made his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggested Anderson had a large advantage in power over Davis, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Davis' 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Davis had a large advantage over Anderson, boosting at 21% submission rate over Anderson's 0%.

Corey Anderson was the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

Anderson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Davis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Anderson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 5 months later than Davis, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 60 to Davis' 87.

Anderson vs Davis form

Corey Anderson had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ryan Bader at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Before that, he had beat Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had defeated Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Davis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Julius Anglickas at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Yoel Romero at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 245 on 11th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat Karl Albrektsson at Bellator 231 on 25th October 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Corey Anderson had been fighting more than Phil Davis.

Going to this contest, Corey Anderson had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 9 days ago, while Phil Davis' last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 16 days ago.

Anderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Anderson vs Davis?

Corey Anderson was a 13/25 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Phil Davis made his way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.

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