Mar 10 2023
Friday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
11-2-0
KO 1
KO 1
22-8-0

The tape

32
Age
41
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Tape record

NCUDUDUDUD
Form
KOSDKOKOUD
11
Wins
22
1
By KO
9
9
KO%
41
3
By SUB
8
27
SUB%
36
2
Loses
8
0
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2008
14
Bouts
31
34
Rounds
64
2 hours, 34 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 27 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
UFC
-
1
Bellator
2
-
Tapology
-

Valentin Moldavsky vs Linton Vassell report

Who won Moldavsky vs Vassell?

Linton Vassell beat Valentin Moldavsky by knockout in the 1st round during the main card of Bellator 292, on Friday 10th March 2023 at SAP Center in San Jose.

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 Vassell stats

Valentin Moldavsky stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Linton Vassell made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

This was Valentin Moldavsky's 10th fight in Bellator, having made his debut for the promotion in 2017. Linton Vassell marked his 17th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2013.

Valentin Moldavsky's Bellator record stood at 7-2-0, while Linton Vassell's came in at 12-5-0.

The stats suggested Vassell had a massive power advantage over Moldavsky, boasting a 41% knock out percentage over Moldavsky's 9%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vassell had a slight advantage over Moldavsky, with a 36% submission rate over Moldavsky's 27%.

Valentin Moldavsky was the younger man by 9 years, at 32 years old.

Vassell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Moldavsky. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Moldavsky was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 years and 5 months later than Vassell, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 42 to Vassell's 71.

Moldavsky vs Vassell form

Valentin Moldavsky had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, his fight against Steve Mowry at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 ended in a no contest.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Javy Ayala at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

Vassell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ronny Markes at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.

He had been beaten by Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 218 on 22nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, United States.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Valentin Moldavsky had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 5 days ago, while Linton Vassell's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 2 days ago.

Moldavsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Vassell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Moldavsky vs Vassell?

Valentin Moldavsky was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Linton Vassell made his way into the ring at 47/20 (+240) with oddsmakers.

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