Sep 23 2022
Friday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Melvin Manhoef
Manhoef
Netherlands flag
14-6-0
KO 3
KO 3
32-15-0

The tape

47
Age
48
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

KOSDUDUDSD
Form
KOKOUDKOSD
14
Wins
32
12
By KO
29
86
KO%
91
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
6
Loses
15
1
Stopped
6
0
Tapped
7
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
1995
20
Bouts
50
57
Rounds
73
4 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 12 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
UFC
-
7
Bellator
9
-
Tapology
-

Yoel Romero vs Melvin Manhoef report

Who won Romero vs Manhoef?

Yoel Romero beat Melvin Manhoef by knockout in the 3rd round during the co-main event of Bellator 285, on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

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 Manhoef stats

Yoel Romero stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Melvin Manhoef made his way to the cage with a record of 32 wins, 15 losses and 1 draw, 29 of those wins coming by knock out.

Yoel Romero's Bellator record stood at 3-2-0, while Melvin Manhoef's came in at 4-5-0.

The stats suggested Manhoef had a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 91% knock out percentage over Romero's 86%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Romero and Manhoef would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Yoel Romero was the younger man by 1 year, at 47 years old.

Romero had a height advantage of 4 inches over Manhoef. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 14 years later than Manhoef, whose first professional fight was in 1995. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 68 to Manhoef's 76.

Romero vs Manhoef form

Yoel Romero had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to 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, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Manhoef's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Romero vs Manhoef?

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