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Who won Machida vs Edwards?
Fabian Edwards beat Lyoto Machida by during the co-main event of Bellator 281, on Friday 13th May 2022 at SSE Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Fabian Edwards.
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 loses 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, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
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, boosting at 33% submission rate over Machida's 8%.
Lyoto Machida was the older man by 15 years, at 44 years old.
Edwards had 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 73 more professional rounds, 99 to Edwards' 26.
Machida vs Edwards form
Machida had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had won against Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem.
He had been beaten by Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
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 lost to 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 beat 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 had defeated 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.
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, 5 months and 16 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 9 days ago.
Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 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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