Belts on The Line
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Who won Mousasi vs Carvalho?
Gegard Mousasi beat Rafael Carvalho by , during the main event of Bellator 200, on Friday 25th May 2018 at SSE Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gegard Mousasi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the vacant Bellator middleweight championship.
Mousasi vs Carvalho stats
Gegard Mousasi stepped into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Rafael Carvalho made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Carvalho had a large advantage in power over Mousasi, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Mousasi's 56%.
Gegard Mousasi was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Carvalho had a height advantage of 1 inch over Mousasi. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Mousasi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 35 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Carvalho, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 104 to Carvalho's 46.
Carvalho's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.