Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Davis vs Machida?
Phil Davis beat Lyoto Machida by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 245, on Friday 11th September 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Phil Davis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Davis vs Machida stats
Phil Davis stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Lyoto Machida made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Machida had advantage in power over Davis, with a 42% knock out percentage over Davis' 29%.
Phil Davis was the younger man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
Davis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Machida. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Davis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 year and 5 months later than Machida, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 81 to Machida's 93.
Davis vs Machida form
Machida had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Before that, he had beat Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had defeated Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem.
Davis' last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.