Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Bates vs Coates?
Jaylon Bates beat Mark Coates by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator MMA, on Friday 22nd July 2022 at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Tacoma.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jaylon Bates.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Bates vs Coates stats
Jaylon Bates stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Mark Coates made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Coates had advantage in power over Bates, with a 11% knock out percentage over Bates' 0%.
Jaylon Bates was the younger man by 2 years, at 25 years old.
Bates was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in , 7 years and 7 months earlier than Coates, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 14 to Coates' 34.
Bates' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.