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Who won Mousasi vs Lima?
Gegard Mousasi beat Douglas Lima by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 250, on Thursday 29th October 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
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 Lima stats
Gegard Mousasi stepped into the ring with a record of 46 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Douglas Lima made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Mousasi had a massive power advantage over Lima, boasting at 57% knock out percentage over Lima's 0%.
Gegard Mousasi was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Mousasi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lima. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Mousasi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 55 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 3 years and 2 months earlier than Lima, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 104 to Lima's 101.
Mousasi vs Lima form
Mousasi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rafael Lovato Jr at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by majority decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Before that, he had beat Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 210 on 8th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at KeyBank Center, Buffalo, United States.
Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Lima's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.