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Timothy Johnson vs Said Sowma preview
When is Johnson vs Sowma?
Timothy Johnson is set to face the challenge of Said Sowma in the co-main event of Bellator 294, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Johnson vs Sowma stats
Timothy Johnson steps into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Said Sowma will make his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Sowma has a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 63% knock out percentage over Johnson's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Johnson will have a slight advantage over Sowma, with a 20% submission rate over Sowma's 13%.
Timothy Johnson is the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Johnson has a height advantage of 4 inches over Sowma. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Johnson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Sowma, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 13 more professional rounds, 43 to Sowma's 30.
Johnson vs Sowma form
Johnson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Linton Vassell at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Said Sowma has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Gokhan Saricam at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Davion Franklin at Bellator 274 on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Vitaly Minakov at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had won against Ronny Markes at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
He had lost to Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, Said Sowma has been fighting more than Timothy Johnson.
Timothy Johnson last fought 11 months and 8 days ago, while Said Sowma's last outing was 7 months and 11 days ago.
Johnson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Sowma's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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