Sep 29 2018
Saturday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Bellator 206
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Rory MacDonald
MacDonald
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44-6-0
KO 2
KO 2
20-4-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
32
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 , during the main event of Bellator 206, on Saturday 29th September 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose.

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 MacDonald stats

Gegard Mousasi stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 6 loses 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 ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

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

Gegard Mousasi was the older man by 4 years, at 36 years old.

Mousasi had a height advantage of 2 inches over MacDonald. Despite this, both fighters had 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 21 more professional rounds, 104 to MacDonald's 83.

Mousasi vs MacDonald form

Mousasi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat 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.

He had defeated 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.

Rory MacDonald had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gleison Tibau at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Curtis Millender at PFL 2021 #2 on 29th April 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Douglas Lima at Bellator 232 on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Neiman Gracie at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had drawn with Jon Fitch at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by majority draw in their 5 round contest in their Bellator Welterweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rory MacDonald had been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.

Going to this contest, Gegard Mousasi had last fought 10 months and 19 days ago, while Rory MacDonald's last outing had been 3 months ago.

Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

MacDonald's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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