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Ryan Bader vs Linton Vassell preview
When is Bader vs Vassell?
Ryan Bader could set to fight Linton Vassell, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Bader vs Vassell stats
Ryan Bader would step into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Linton Vassell would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Vassell would have a slight advantage in power over Bader, with a 43% knock out percentage over Bader's 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vassell would have a large advantage over Bader, boosting at 35% submission rate over Bader's 10%.
Ryan Bader is the same age as Linton Vassell, at 39 years old.
Vassell has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bader. This also extends to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Bader is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Vassell, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 24 more professional rounds, 89 to Vassell's 65.
Bader vs Vassell form
Bader has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Cheick Kongo at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
He had won against Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Vassell has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Timothy Johnson at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Ronny Markes at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had defeated Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Bader has been fighting more than Linton Vassell.
Ryan Bader last fought 1 month and 18 days ago, while Linton Vassell's last outing was 12 days ago.
Bader's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Vassell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Bader vs Vassell?
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