May 06 2022
Friday

Accor Arena, Paris, France

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Alex Polizzi
Polizzi
United States flag
13-6-0
KO 3
KO 3
0-0-0

The tape

47
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

SDUDUDSDKO
Form
SUBSDSUBUDUD
13
Wins
0
11
By KO
0
85
KO%
0
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
6
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2018
19
Bouts
0
54
Rounds
0
3 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
7
-
Tapology
-

Yoel Romero vs Alex Polizzi report

Who won Romero vs Polizzi?

Yoel Romero beat Alex Polizzi by knockout in the 3rd round during the co-main event of Bellator 280, on Friday 6th May 2022 at Accor Arena in Paris.

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 Polizzi stats

Yoel Romero stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alex Polizzi made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws.

Alex Polizzi marked his 7th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2020.

Yoel Romero's Bellator record stood at 3-2-0, while Alex Polizzi's came in at 4-3-0.

The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Polizzi, boasting a 85% knock out percentage over Polizzi's 0%.

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

Yoel Romero was the older man by 15 years, at 47 years old.

Romero had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Romero was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 7 months earlier than Polizzi, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 68 to Polizzi's 31.

Romero vs Polizzi form

Yoel Romero had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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

Before that, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

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

Polizzi had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten Jose Augusto Azevedo at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at The Family Arena, St. Louis, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Grant Neal at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Gustavo Trujillo at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had won against Jamal Pogues at LFA 82 on 21st February 2020 by submission in the 4th round in their LFA Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake.

He had beaten Pierre Walters at LFA 70 on 28th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Sylvee, Madison.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alex Polizzi had been fighting more than Yoel Romero.

Going to this contest, Yoel Romero had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 20 days ago, while Alex Polizzi's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 27 days ago.

Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Polizzi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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