Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Fortune vs James?
Daniel James beat Tyrell Fortune by during the main card of Bellator 288, on Friday 18th November 2022 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daniel James.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Fortune vs James stats
Tyrell Fortune stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Daniel James made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Fortune had a slight advantage in power over James, with a 67% knock out percentage over James' 60%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested James had a large advantage over Fortune, boosting at 30% submission rate over Fortune's 8%.
Tyrell Fortune was the younger man by 8 years, at 32 years old.
James had a height advantage of 4 inches over Fortune. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Fortune was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 7 months later than James, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 29 to James' 44.
Fortune vs James form
Fortune had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Rakim Cleveland at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Linton Vassell at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by split decision in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had beat Jack May at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had defeated Said Sowma at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Fortune's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
James' last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Fortune vs James?
Tyrell Fortune was a 33/100 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel James made his way into the ring at 43/20 (+220) with oddsmakers.