Feb 25 2022
Friday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Bellator MMA
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
48-7-2

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US - TBC / UK - N/A

10-0-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

KO 3UD 5SD 3MD 5KO 2
Form
UD 3UD 3UD 3SUB 1
48
Wins
10
27
By KO
3
56
KO%
30
12
By Sub
3
25
SUB%
30
7
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
2
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2017
57
Bouts
10
104
Rounds
23
7 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 43 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
1
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Tapology
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Gegard Mousasi vs Austin Vanderford preview

When is Mousasi vs Vanderford?

Gegard Mousasi is set to take on Austin Vanderford, as the main event of Bellator MMA, on Friday 25th February 2022 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the vacant Bellator middleweight championship.

Mousasi vs Vanderford stats

Gegard Mousasi steps into the ring with a record of 48 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.

Austin Vanderford will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Mousasi has a large advantage in power over Vanderford, boasting at 56% knock out percentage over Vanderford's 30%.

Gegard Mousasi is the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Mousasi has a height advantage of 3 inches over Vanderford. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Mousasi is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 47 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 13 years and 10 months earlier than Vanderford, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 81 more professional rounds, 104 to Vanderford's 23.

Mousasi vs Vanderford form

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

Before 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.

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.

Activity check

Mousasi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Vanderford's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

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