Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Davis vs Creighton?
Jeff Creighton beat Joey Davis by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 293, on Friday 31st March 2023 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jeff Creighton.
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).
Davis vs Creighton stats
Joey Davis stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeff Creighton made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Davis had a massive power advantage over Creighton, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Creighton's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Creighton had a massive advantage over Davis, boosting at 80% submission rate over Davis' 0%.
Joey Davis was the same age as Jeff Creighton, at 29 years old.
Davis was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 year and 3 months later than Creighton, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 17 to Creighton's 26.
Davis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 21 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 Davis vs Creighton?
Joey Davis was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Jeff Creighton made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.