Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Bader vs Kongo?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the Bellator heavyweight championship.
Bader vs Kongo stats
Ryan Bader stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Cheick Kongo made his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Kongo had a slight advantage in power over Bader, with a 50% knock out percentage over Bader's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bader had a slight advantage over Kongo, with a 11% submission rate over Kongo's 10%.
Ryan Bader was the younger man by 8 years, at 40 years old.
Kongo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bader. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Bader was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 year and 9 months later than Kongo, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 89 to Kongo's 103.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cheick Kongo had been fighting more than Ryan Bader.
Going to this contest, Ryan Bader had last fought 4 years and 8 months ago, while Cheick Kongo's last outing had been 4 years, 7 months and 10 days ago.
Bader's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Kongo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
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