Feb 25 2022
Friday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
48-7-0
KO 1
KO 1
10-0-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
34
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

KOUDSDMDKO
Form
UDUDUDKOSUB
48
Wins
10
27
By KO
3
56
KO%
30
12
By SUB
3
25
SUB%
30
7
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
15
Tapology
-

Gegard Mousasi vs Austin Vanderford report

Who won Mousasi vs Vanderford?

Gegard Mousasi beat Austin Vanderford by knockout in the 1st round during the main event of Bellator MMA, on Friday 25th February 2022 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

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 Vanderford stats

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

Austin Vanderford made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 10 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Gegard Mousasi's Bellator record stood at 7-3-0, while Austin Vanderford's came in at 5-2-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vanderford had a slight advantage over Mousasi, with a 30% submission rate over Mousasi's 25%.

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

Mousasi had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vanderford. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Mousasi was 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 had fought 87 more professional rounds, 115 to Vanderford's 28.

Mousasi vs Vanderford form

Gegard Mousasi had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before 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 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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 defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 210 on 8th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at KeyBank Center, Buffalo, United States.

He was victorious against Thiago Santos at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Austin Vanderford had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had won against Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Vinicius de Jesus at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.

He was victorious against Cody Jones at Bellator 215 on 15th February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Gegard Mousasi had last fought 4 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, while Austin Vanderford's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 5 days ago.

Mousasi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Vanderford's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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