Sep 18 2021
Saturday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
13-5-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 27-30
  • 29-28
  • 26-30
SD 3
22-5-0

The tape

47
Age
39
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Tape record

Form
13
Wins
22
11
By KO
6
85
KO%
27
0
By SUB
5
0
SUB%
23
5
Loses
5
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
18
Bouts
28
51
Rounds
73
3 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 43 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
3
-
Tapology
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Yoel Romero vs Phil Davis report

Who won Romero vs Davis?

Phil Davis beat Yoel Romero by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of Bellator 266, on Saturday 18th September 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 30-26 in favor of the winner Phil Davis.

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).

Romero vs Davis stats

Yoel Romero stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Phil Davis made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Yoel Romero's Bellator record stood at 3-2-0, while Phil Davis' came in at 11-4-0.

The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Davis, boasting a 85% knock out percentage over Davis' 27%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Davis had a large advantage over Romero, boasting a 23% submission rate over Romero's 0%.

Yoel Romero was the older man by 8 years, at 47 years old.

Davis had a height advantage of 2 inches over Romero. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months later than Davis, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 19 less professional rounds, 68 to Davis' 87.

Romero vs Davis form

Yoel Romero had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Before that, he had won against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.

He had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Davis' last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Romero vs Davis?

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