Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Homasi vs Ward?
Sabah Homasi will fight Brennan Ward during the main card of Bellator 290, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Kia Forum in Inglewood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Homasi vs Ward stats
Sabah Homasi stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Brennan Ward made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Ward had a slight advantage in power over Homasi, with a 69% knock out percentage over Homasi's 65%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ward had a slight advantage over Homasi, with a 25% submission rate over Homasi's 18%.
Sabah Homasi was the same age as Brennan Ward, at 34 years old.
Homasi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ward. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Homasi was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 13 year and 8 months later than Ward, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 50 to Ward's 33.
Homasi vs Ward form
Homasi had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Maycon Mendon a at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jaleel Willis at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had lost to Paul Daley at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Curtis Millender at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Homasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Ward's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Homasi vs Ward?
Sabah Homasi was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Brennan Ward made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+160) with oddsmakers.