Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Emelianenko vs Johnson?
Fedor Emelianenko beat Timothy Johnson by , during the main event of Bellator MMA, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at VTB Arena in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Fedor Emelianenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Emelianenko vs Johnson stats
Fedor Emelianenko stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.
Timothy Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had advantage in power over Emelianenko, with a 53% knock out percentage over Emelianenko's 38%.
Fedor Emelianenko was the older man by 8 years, at 45 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Emelianenko. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Emelianenko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 10 years and 5 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 68 to Johnson's 43.
Emelianenko vs Johnson form
Johnson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Cheick Kongo at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had beat Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
He had been beaten by Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 225 on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.
Emelianenko's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.