May 13 2022
Friday

SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-10-0
KO 1
KO 1
9-1-0

The tape

46
Age
31
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm

Tape record

UDSDSDKOSD
Form
UDSDSDUDKO
26
Wins
9
11
By KO
3
42
KO%
33
2
By SUB
3
8
SUB%
33
10
Loses
1
3
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2017
36
Bouts
10
93
Rounds
19
7 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 20 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
4
-
Tapology
-

Lyoto Machida vs Fabian Edwards report

Who won Machida vs Edwards?

Fabian Edwards beat Lyoto Machida by knockout in the 1st round during the co-main event of Bellator 281, on Friday 13th May 2022 at SSE Arena in London.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Machida vs Edwards stats

Lyoto Machida stepped into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Fabian Edwards made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Lyoto Machida's Bellator record stood at 2-4-0, while Fabian Edwards' came in at 9-3-0.

The stats suggested Machida had a slight advantage in power over Edwards, with a 42% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Edwards had a large advantage over Machida, boasting a 33% submission rate over Machida's 8%.

Lyoto Machida was the older man by 15 years, at 46 years old.

Edwards had a 6-inch reach advantage.

Machida was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 14 years earlier than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 99 to Edwards' 37.

Machida vs Edwards form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryan Bader at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Phil Davis at Bellator 245 on 11th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

Before that, he had won against Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had beaten Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Edwards had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Austin Vanderford at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Costello van Steenis at Bellator Euro Series 8 on 26th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Mike Shipman at Bellator London on 23rd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.

Before that, he was victorious against Jonathan Bosuku at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London.

He had won against Falco Neto at Bellator Birmingham on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fabian Edwards had been fighting more than Lyoto Machida.

Going to this contest, Lyoto Machida had last fought 3 years, 2 months and 6 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing had been 3 years and 25 days ago.

Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 6 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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