Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Chokheli vs Lombardo?
Levan Chokheli beat Michael Lombardo by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 294, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Levan Chokheli.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chokheli vs Lombardo stats
Levan Chokheli stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Lombardo made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Chokheli had a massive power advantage over Lombardo, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Lombardo's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lombardo had an advantage over Chokheli, with a 17% submission rate over Chokheli's 0%.
Levan Chokheli was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Chokheli had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lombardo.
Chokheli was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 months later than Lombardo, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 23 to Lombardo's 40.
Chokheli's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Lombardo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Chokheli vs Lombardo?
Levan Chokheli was a 12/25 (-210) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Lombardo made his way into the ring at 6/4 (+150) with oddsmakers.