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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 winner Valentin Moldavsky.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Moldavsky vs Mowry stats
Valentin Moldavsky stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses 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 and 1 draw, with 4 of those by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Mowry had a massive power advantage over Moldavsky, boosting at 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, boosting at 60% submission rate over Moldavsky's 27%.
Valentin Moldavsky was the same age as Steve Mowry, at 31 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 17 more professional rounds, 38 to Mowry's 21.
Moldavsky vs Mowry form
Valentin Moldavsky had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryan Bader at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Timothy Johnson at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Moldavsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Mowry's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 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.