Feb 04 2023
Saturday

Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
12-0-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 50-45
  • 49-46
  • 49-46
UD 5
31-2-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
74.4" / 189 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOUDKO
Form
KOSDKOSUBUD
12
Wins
31
5
By KO
17
42
KO%
55
1
By SUB
7
8
SUB%
23
0
Loses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2009
12
Bouts
33
26
Rounds
66
1 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 11 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
3
-
Tapology
-

Johnny Eblen vs Anatoly Tokov report

Who won Eblen vs Tokov?

Johnny Eblen beat Anatoly Tokov by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 290, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Kia Forum in Inglewood.

The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of the winner Johnny Eblen.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Middleweight championship.

Eblen vs Tokov stats

Johnny Eblen stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Anatoly Tokov made his way to the cage with a record of 31 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Johnny Eblen's Bellator record stood at 11-0-0, while Anatoly Tokov's came in at 7-1-0.

The stats suggested Tokov had an advantage in power over Eblen, with a 55% knock out percentage over Eblen's 42%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tokov had an advantage over Eblen, with a 23% submission rate over Eblen's 8%.

Johnny Eblen was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Eblen had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tokov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Eblen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 years and 8 months later than Tokov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 37 to Tokov's 71.

Eblen vs Tokov form

Eblen remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he was victorious against Travis Davis at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had won against Daniel Madrid at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

Eblen's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Tokov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Eblen vs Tokov?

Johnny Eblen was a 7/20 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Anatoly Tokov made his way into the ring at 41/20 (+220) with oddsmakers.

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