Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Claxton vs Gonzales?
Justin Gonzales beat Tywan Claxton by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator 260, on Friday 11th June 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Justin Gonzales.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Claxton vs Gonzales stats
Tywan Claxton stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Justin Gonzales made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Claxton and Gonzales have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Tywan Claxton was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Gonzales had a height advantage of 2 inches over Claxton. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Claxton was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 3 months later than Gonzales, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 21 to Gonzales' 41.
Claxton vs Gonzales form
Claxton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jay Jay Wilson at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Braydon Akeo at Bellator 235 on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he had beat James Bennett at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Allstate Arena, Rosemont.
Before that, he had defeated Cris Lencioni at Bellator 204 on 17th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
He had won against Jose Perez at Bellator 194 on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Claxton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.