Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Josh Hill vs Cass Bell report
Who won Hill vs Bell?
Josh Hill beat Cass Bell by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 292, on Friday 10th March 2023 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Josh Hill.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Hill vs Bell stats
Josh Hill stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Cass Bell made his way to the cage with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Hill had a slight advantage in power over Bell, with a 24% knock out percentage over Bell's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Bell had a massive advantage over Hill, boosting at 60% submission rate over Hill's 19%.
Josh Hill was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Bell had a height advantage of 4 inches over Hill. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Hill was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Bell, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 72 to Bell's 22.
Hill's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Bell's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hill vs Bell?
Josh Hill was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Cass Bell made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
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