Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Filipović vs Nelson?
Mirko Filipovi beat Roy Nelson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 216, on Saturday 16th February 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Mirko Filipovi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Filipović vs Nelson stats
Mirko Filipovi stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 11 loses and 2 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Roy Nelson made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Filipovi had advantage in power over Nelson, with a 81% knock out percentage over Nelson's 65%.
Mirko Filipovi was the older man by 1 year, at 47 years old.
Filipovi had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nelson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Filipovi was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Nelson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 91 to Nelson's 95.
Nelson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.