Aug 11 2023
Friday

Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
11-3-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
UD 3
10-0-0

The tape

32
Age
31
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 8" / 203 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
79.1" / 201 cm

Tape record

KONCUDUDUD
Form
UDNCSUBKOKO
11
Wins
10
1
By KO
4
9
KO%
40
3
By SUB
6
27
SUB%
60
3
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2016
15
Bouts
12
35
Rounds
18
2 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 1 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
UFC
-
2
Bellator
3
-
Tapology
-

Valentin Moldavsky vs Steve Mowry report

Who won Moldavsky vs Mowry?

Valentin Moldavsky beat Steve Mowry by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 298 – Storley vs. Ward, on Friday 11th August 2023 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of the winner Valentin Moldavsky.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Moldavsky vs Mowry stats

Valentin Moldavsky stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Steve Mowry made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Valentin Moldavsky's Bellator record stood at 7-2-0, while Steve Mowry's came in at 6-1-1.

The stats suggested Mowry had a massive power advantage over Moldavsky, boasting a 40% knock out percentage over Moldavsky's 9%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mowry had a massive advantage over Moldavsky, boasting a 60% submission rate over Moldavsky's 27%.

Valentin Moldavsky was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Mowry had a height advantage of 7 inches over Moldavsky. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Moldavsky was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Mowry, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 39 to Mowry's 23.

Moldavsky vs Mowry form

Valentin Moldavsky had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Linton Vassell at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, his fight against Steve Mowry at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 ended in a no contest.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ryan Bader at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

Before that, 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.

He had beaten Roy Nelson at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Mowry 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 drawn with Ali Isaev at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous draw in their 3 round contest at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Previous to that, he had drawn with Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by unanimous draw in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Rakim Cleveland at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.

Before that, he was victorious against Shaun Asher at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had won against Shawn Teed at Bellator 249 on 15th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Steve Mowry had been fighting more than Valentin Moldavsky.

Going to this contest, Valentin Moldavsky had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 20 days ago, while Steve Mowry's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 26 days ago.

Moldavsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Mowry's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Moldavsky vs Mowry?

Valentin Moldavsky was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Mowry made his way into the ring at 9/5 (+180) with oddsmakers.

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