Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Carvalho vs Njokuani?
Rafael Carvalho beat Chidi Njokuani by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 224, on Friday 12th July 2019 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rafael Carvalho.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Carvalho vs Njokuani stats
Rafael Carvalho stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chidi Njokuani made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Carvalho had a large advantage in power over Njokuani, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Njokuani's 56%.
Rafael Carvalho was the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Njokuani had 2-inch reach advantage.
Carvalho was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year and 1 month later than Njokuani, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 46 to Njokuani's 55.
Carvalho's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.