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Who won Neal vs Polizzi?
Alex Polizzi beat Grant Neal by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator 266, on Saturday 18th September 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alex Polizzi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Neal vs Polizzi stats
Grant Neal stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Alex Polizzi made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Polizzi had advantage in power over Neal, with a 38% knock out percentage over Neal's 20%.
Grant Neal was the younger man by 29 years, at years old.
Polizzi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Neal. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Neal was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 6 months later than Polizzi, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 16 to Polizzi's 21.
Polizzi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.