Apr 21 2023
Friday

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Said Sowma
Sowma
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15-9-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
UD 3
8-4-0

The tape

39
Age
31
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
76.4" / 194 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDSDKO
Form
SDSDKOKOUD
15
Wins
8
8
By KO
5
53
KO%
63
3
By SUB
1
20
SUB%
13
9
Loses
4
5
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2018
24
Bouts
12
43
Rounds
30
2 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 16 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
UFC
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7
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
-

Timothy Johnson vs Said Sowma report

Who won Johnson vs Sowma?

Timothy Johnson beat Said Sowma by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 294, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Timothy Johnson.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Johnson vs Sowma stats

Timothy Johnson stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Said Sowma made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Timothy Johnson's Bellator record stood at 4-5-0, while Said Sowma's came in at 2-4-0.

The stats suggested Sowma had a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 63% knock out percentage over Johnson's 53%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Johnson had a slight advantage over Sowma, with a 20% submission rate over Sowma's 13%.

Timothy Johnson was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.

Johnson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Sowma. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Johnson was 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 had fought 13 more professional rounds, 46 to Sowma's 33.

Johnson vs Sowma form

Johnson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 been defeated by 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 beaten Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Sowma's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 16 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 Johnson vs Sowma?

Timothy Johnson was a 11/8 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Said Sowma made his way into the ring at 8/15 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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