Mar 22 2019
Friday

WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
7-1-0
UD 3
UD 3
18-7-0

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

UDUDUDKOUD
Form
KOKOUDKOKO
7
Wins
18
1
By KO
6
14
KO%
33
3
By SUB
8
43
SUB%
44
1
Loses
7
0
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2008
8
Bouts
26
13
Rounds
53
53 minutes, 36 seconds
Fight Time
3 hours, 36 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Valentin Moldavsky vs Linton Vassell report

Who won Moldavsky vs Vassell?

Valentin Moldavsky beat Linton Vassell by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 218, on Friday 22nd March 2019 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville.

The scorecards were announced 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 Vassell stats

Valentin Moldavsky stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss 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 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 6 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 an advantage in power over Moldavsky, with a 33% knock out percentage over Moldavsky's 14%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vassell had a slight advantage over Moldavsky, with a 44% submission rate over Moldavsky's 43%.

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 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Steve Mowry at Bellator 298 – Storley vs. Ward on 11th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Linton Vassell at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

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

Before that, 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.

He had beaten Timothy Johnson at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Vassell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Ronny Markes at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

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

Before that, he had been defeated 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.

He had lost to Phil Davis at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.

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 10 months and 7 days ago, while Linton Vassell's last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 6 days ago.

Moldavsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Vassell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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