Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Fortune vs Vassell?
Linton Vassell beat Tyrell Fortune by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 271, on Friday 12th November 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Linton Vassell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Fortune vs Vassell stats
Tyrell Fortune stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Linton Vassell made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Fortune had a large advantage in power over Vassell, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over Vassell's 40%.
Tyrell Fortune was the younger man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Vassell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Fortune. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Fortune was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year and 1 month later than Vassell, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 37 less professional rounds, 27 to Vassell's 64.
Fortune vs Vassell form
Fortune had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Matt Mitrione at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack May at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Said Sowma at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Azunna Anyanwu at Bellator 233 on 8th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Fortune's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Vassell's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.