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Who won Fortune vs Cleveland?
Tyrell Fortune beat Rakim Cleveland by during the prelims of Bellator 277, on Friday 15th April 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tyrell Fortune.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Fortune vs Cleveland stats
Tyrell Fortune stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Rakim Cleveland made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 14 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested that Fortune and Cleveland have similar power, both with a 64% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cleveland had an advantage over Fortune, with a 27% submission rate over Fortune's 9%.
Tyrell Fortune was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Cleveland had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fortune. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Fortune was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 11 months later than Cleveland, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 30 to Cleveland's 78.
Fortune vs Cleveland form
Fortune had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Linton Vassell at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Matt Mitrione at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jack May at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Said Sowma at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had been beaten by Timothy Johnson at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Cleveland had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Steve Mowry at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Vinny Magalh es at PFL 2019 #6 on 8th August 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Viktor Nemkov at PFL 2019 #3 on 6th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island.
Before that, he had lost to Vinny Magalh es at PFL 2018 #9 on 13th October 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.
He had been beaten by Maxim Grishin at PFL 2018 #5 on 2nd August 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tyrell Fortune had been fighting more than Rakim Cleveland.
Going to this contest, Tyrell Fortune had last fought 2 years and 18 days ago, while Rakim Cleveland's last outing had been 2 years and 18 days ago.
Fortune's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Cleveland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
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