Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Emelianenko vs Sonnen?
Fedor Emelianenko beat Chael Sonnen by , during the main event of Bellator 208, on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
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 Sonnen stats
Fedor Emelianenko stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 15 by submission.
Chael Sonnen made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 15 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Emelianenko had a slight advantage in power over Sonnen, with a 35% knock out percentage over Sonnen's 26%.
Fedor Emelianenko was the same age as Chael Sonnen, at 44 years old.
Sonnen had a height advantage of 1 inch over Emelianenko. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Emelianenko was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2000, 3 year later than Sonnen, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 67 to Sonnen's 100.
Emelianenko's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.