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Who won Gibson Jr. vs Tokov?
Vladimir Tokov beat Lance Gibson Jr by during the prelims of Bellator 293, on Friday 31st March 2023 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vladimir Tokov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Gibson Jr. vs Tokov stats
Lance Gibson Jr stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Vladimir Tokov made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Gibson Jr had a large advantage in power over Tokov, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Tokov's 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Gibson Jr and Tokov would have been pretty equal, both with a 29% submission rate.
Lance Gibson Jr was the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Gibson Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 4 months later than Tokov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 13 to Tokov's 26.
Gibson Jr's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Tokov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Gibson Jr. vs Tokov?
Lance Gibson Jr was a 13/8 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Vladimir Tokov made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-190) with oddsmakers.