Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Minakov vs Johnson?
Vitaly Minakov beat Timothy Johnson by , during the co-main event of Bellator 225, on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vitaly Minakov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Minakov vs Johnson stats
Vitaly Minakov stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Timothy Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Minakov had advantage in power over Johnson, with a 57% knock out percentage over Johnson's 42%.
Vitaly Minakov was the same age as Timothy Johnson, at 36 years old.
Johnson had 2-inch reach advantage.
Minakov's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Johnson's, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 39 to Johnson's 41.
Minakov vs Johnson form
Johnson 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 defeated Cheick Kongo at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 225 on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.
He had lost to Cheick Kongo at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.