Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Johnson vs Ruth?
Taylor Johnson beat Ed Ruth by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of Bellator 245, on Friday 11th September 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Johnson vs Ruth stats
Taylor Johnson stepped into the ring with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ed Ruth made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Johnson had a large advantage in power over Ruth, boasting at 100% knock out percentage over Ruth's 75%.
Taylor Johnson was the same age as Ed Ruth, at 31 years old.
Ruth had 5-inch reach advantage.
Johnson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 months earlier than Ruth, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 0 to Ruth's 24.
Johnson vs Ruth form
Ruth had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jason Jackson at Bellator 231 on 25th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kiichi Kunimoto at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Neiman Gracie at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by submission in the 4th round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
He had beat Ion Pascu at Bellator 196 on 6th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BOK Hall, Budapest, Hungary.
Ruth's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.