Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Johnson vs Vassell?
Linton Vassell beat Timothy Johnson by , during the main card of Bellator 277, on Friday 15th April 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Linton Vassell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Johnson vs Vassell stats
Timothy Johnson stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Linton Vassell made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had advantage in power over Vassell, with a 53% knock out percentage over Vassell's 38%.
Timothy Johnson was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Vassell had a height advantage of 1 inch over Johnson. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Johnson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year and 1 month later than Vassell, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 43 to Vassell's 64.
Johnson vs Vassell form
Johnson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Vassell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ronny Markes at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Before that, he had lost to Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, United States.
He had been beaten by Phil Davis at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Timothy Johnson had been fighting more than Linton Vassell.
Going to this contest, Timothy Johnson had last fought 8 months and 2 days ago, while Linton Vassell's last outing had been 7 months and 13 days ago.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Vassell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.