Sep 29 2018
Saturday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
44-6-0
KO 2
KO 2
20-4-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
34
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

UDSDMDKOKO
Form
UDUDMDKOUD
44
Wins
20
25
By KO
7
57
KO%
35
12
By SUB
7
27
SUB%
35
6
Loses
4
1
Stopped
2
3
Tapped
0
2
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2005
52
Bouts
24
86
Rounds
59
5 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Gegard Mousasi vs Rory MacDonald report

Who won Mousasi vs MacDonald?

Gegard Mousasi beat Rory MacDonald by knockout in the 2nd round during the main event of Bellator 206, on Saturday 29th September 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose.

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 Bellator Middleweight championship.

Mousasi vs MacDonald stats

Gegard Mousasi stepped into the octagon with a record of 44 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Rory MacDonald made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Gegard Mousasi's Bellator record stood at 7-3-0, while Rory MacDonald's came in at 3-2-1.

The stats suggested Mousasi had a large advantage in power over MacDonald, boasting a 57% knock out percentage over MacDonald's 35%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested MacDonald had a slight advantage over Mousasi, with a 35% submission rate over Mousasi's 27%.

Gegard Mousasi was the older man by 4 years, at 38 years old.

Mousasi had a height advantage of 2 inches over MacDonald. Despite this, both fighters had a equal reach.

Mousasi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 2 years and 5 months earlier than MacDonald, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 27 more professional rounds, 115 to MacDonald's 88.

Mousasi vs MacDonald form

Mousasi had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Fabian Edwards at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Johnny Eblen at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Austin Vanderford at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Before that, he had beaten John Salter at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

He had defeated Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Mousasi vs MacDonald?

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