Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Edwards vs Neal?
Grant Neal beat Christian Edwards by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 278, on Friday 22nd April 2022 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 in favor of winner Grant Neal.
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).
Edwards vs Neal stats
Christian Edwards stepped into the ring with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Grant Neal made his way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Edwards had a large advantage in power over Neal, boasting at 40% knock out percentage over Neal's 17%.
Christian Edwards was the older man by 23 years, at 23 years old.
Edwards had a height advantage of 6 inches over Neal. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Edwards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 4 months later than Neal, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 14 to Neal's 19.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Christian Edwards had been fighting more than Grant Neal.
Going to this contest, Christian Edwards had last fought 8 months and 7 days ago, while Grant Neal's last outing had been 8 months and 7 days ago.
Edwards' last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Neal's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.