Bobby King
King
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Apr 22 2023
Saturday

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Aalon Cruz
Cruz
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12-5-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-4-0

The tape

40
Age
34
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

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Form
KOKOKOKOKO
12
Wins
10
3
By KO
4
25
KO%
40
5
By SUB
2
42
SUB%
20
5
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2013
17
Bouts
14
40
Rounds
29
2 hours, 50 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 3 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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Tapology
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Bobby King vs Aalon Cruz report

Who won King vs Cruz?

Aalon Cruz beat Bobby King by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 295, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Aalon Cruz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

King vs Cruz stats

Bobby King stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Aalon Cruz made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Cruz had an advantage in power over King, with a 40% knock out percentage over King's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested King had a large advantage over Cruz, boasting at 42% submission rate over Cruz's 20%.

Bobby King was the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.

Cruz had a height advantage of 3 inches over King. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

King was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 5 months later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 43 to Cruz's 35.

King vs Cruz form

King had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gadzhi Rabadanov at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Keoni Diggs at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Going into that contest, he had won against Aviv Gozali at Bellator 274 on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Shabliy at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat Nick Newell at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

King's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on King vs Cruz?

Bobby King was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Aalon Cruz made his way into the ring at 10/11 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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