Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Polizzi vs Azevedo?
Alex Polizzi beat Jose Augusto Azevedo by submission in the 3rd round, during the prelims of Bellator 276, on Friday 11th March 2022 at The Family Arena in St. Louis.
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).
Polizzi vs Azevedo stats
Alex Polizzi stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jose Augusto Azevedo made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Azevedo had a massive power advantage over Polizzi, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Polizzi's 33%.
Alex Polizzi was the same age as Jose Augusto Azevedo, at 30 years old.
Azevedo had a height advantage of 3 inches over Polizzi. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Polizzi was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 5 year and 11 months later than Azevedo, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 27 to Azevedo's 18.
Polizzi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Azevedo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.