Rafael Lovato Jr
Lovato Jr
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Jun 22 2019
Saturday

SSE Arena, London, England

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
9-0-0
MD 5
MD 5
45-6-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
38
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBUDSUBKO
Form
KOKOUDKOKO
9
Wins
45
2
By KO
26
22
KO%
58
6
By SUB
12
67
SUB%
27
0
Loses
6
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
2
2014
Debut
2003
9
Bouts
53
16
Rounds
88
1 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gegard Mousasi report

Who won Jr. vs Mousasi?

Rafael Lovato Jr beat Gegard Mousasi by majority decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 223, on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at SSE Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rafael Lovato Jr.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator middleweight championship.

Jr. vs Mousasi stats

Rafael Lovato Jr stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Gegard Mousasi made his way to the cage with a record of 45 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggested Mousasi had a massive power advantage over Lovato Jr, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Lovato Jr's 22%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lovato Jr had a massive advantage over Mousasi, boasting at 67% submission rate over Mousasi's 27%.

Rafael Lovato Jr was the older man by 2 years, at 40 years old.

Lovato Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mousasi. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Lovato Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 44 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 11 year and 4 months later than Mousasi, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 94 less professional rounds, 21 to Mousasi's 115.

Activity check

Mousasi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.

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