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Gegard Mousasi vs Lyoto Machida report
Who won Mousasi vs Machida?
Gegard Mousasi beat Lyoto Machida by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of Bellator 228, on Saturday 28th September 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gegard Mousasi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Mousasi vs Machida stats
Gegard Mousasi stepped into the octagon with a record of 45 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Lyoto Machida made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Mousasi had an advantage in power over Machida, with a 58% knock out percentage over Machida's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mousasi had an advantage over Machida, with a 27% submission rate over Machida's 8%.
Gegard Mousasi was the younger man by 8 years, at 37 years old.
Mousasi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Machida. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Mousasi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 days earlier than Machida, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 115 to Machida's 99.
Mousasi vs Machida form
Gegard Mousasi had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rafael Lovato Jr at Bellator 223 on 22nd June 2019 by majority decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at SSE Arena, London, England.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Chris Weidman at UFC 210 on 8th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at KeyBank Center, Buffalo, United States.
He had beat Thiago Santos at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Machida had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had defeated Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem.
He had been beaten by Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lyoto Machida had been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.
Going to this contest, Gegard Mousasi had last fought 3 years, 11 months and 16 days ago, while Lyoto Machida's last outing had been 3 years, 11 months and 24 days ago.
Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Machida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 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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