Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Johnson vs Moldavsky?
Valentin Moldavsky beat Timothy Johnson by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 261, on Friday 25th June 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as 45-50, 46-49, 46-49 in favor of winner Valentin Moldavsky.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Johnson vs Moldavsky stats
Timothy Johnson stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Valentin Moldavsky made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a massive power advantage over Moldavsky, boasting at 47% knock out percentage over Moldavsky's 10%.
Timothy Johnson was the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Moldavsky. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Johnson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 3 months earlier than Moldavsky, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 41 to Moldavsky's 27.
Johnson vs Moldavsky form
Johnson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 225 on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.
He had lost to Cheick Kongo at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Moldavsky's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.