Davion Franklin
Franklin
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Oct 07 2023
Saturday

Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Slim Trabelsi
Trabelsi
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6-1-0
KO 1
KO 1
5-0-0

The tape

29
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 186 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDSUBSDKOKO
Form
KOUDKOKOUD
6
Wins
5
3
By KO
3
50
KO%
60
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
1
Loses
0
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2020
Debut
2019
7
Bouts
5
15
Rounds
11
1 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
49 minutes, 23 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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9
Bellator
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Tapology
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Davion Franklin vs Slim Trabelsi report

Who won Franklin vs Trabelsi?

Slim Trabelsi beat Davion Franklin by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of Bellator 300, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Franklin vs Trabelsi stats

Davion Franklin stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Slim Trabelsi made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 5 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out.

Slim Trabelsi marked his 2nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Davion Franklin's Bellator record stood at 6-2-0, while Slim Trabelsi's came in at 2-0-0.

The stats suggested Trabelsi had a slight advantage in power over Franklin, with a 60% knock out percentage over Franklin's 50%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Franklin and Trabelsi would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Davion Franklin was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.

Franklin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Trabelsi.

Franklin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2020, 10 months later than Trabelsi, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 16 to Trabelsi's 15.

Franklin vs Trabelsi form

Franklin 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 won against Kasim Aras at Bellator 295 on 22nd April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Marcelo Golm at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Said Sowma at Bellator 274 on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Everett Cummings at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He was victorious against Tyler King at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

Franklin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Franklin vs Trabelsi?

Davion Franklin was a 23/20 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Slim Trabelsi made his way into the ring at 4/6 (-150) with oddsmakers.

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