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Who won Bader vs Moldavsky?
Ryan Bader beat Valentin Moldavsky by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 273, on Saturday 29th January 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of winner Ryan Bader.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the Bellator heavyweight championship.
Bader vs Moldavsky stats
Ryan Bader stepped into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Valentin Moldavsky made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Bader had a massive power advantage over Moldavsky, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Moldavsky's 9%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moldavsky had an advantage over Bader, with a 27% submission rate over Bader's 11%.
Ryan Bader was the older man by 9 years, at 39 years old.
Bader had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moldavsky. Despite this, Moldavsky had 2-inch reach advantage.
Bader was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Moldavsky, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 88 to Moldavsky's 34.
Bader vs Moldavsky form
Bader 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 Corey Anderson at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
He had beat Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Moldavsky had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Roy Nelson at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Javy Ayala at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had defeated Linton Vassell at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
He had won against Ernest James at Bellator 202 on 13th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Bader had been fighting more than Valentin Moldavsky.
Going to this contest, Ryan Bader had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 12 days ago, while Valentin Moldavsky's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 3 days ago.
Bader's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Moldavsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
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