Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Romero vs Polizzi?
Yoel Romero beat Alex Polizzi by , during the co-main event of Bellator 280, on Friday 6th May 2022 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yoel Romero.
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 ring with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alex Polizzi made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Polizzi, boasting at 85% knock out percentage over Polizzi's 0%.
Yoel Romero was the older man by 15 years, at 45 years old.
Romero had 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 30 more professional rounds, 57 to Polizzi's 27.
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 lost to 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 been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
He had beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
Polizzi had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 had beat Gustavo Trujillo at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had defeated 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 won against Pierre Walters at LFA 70 on 28th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Sylvee, Madison.
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 8 months and 5 days ago, while Alex Polizzi's last outing had been 2 months and 12 days ago.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 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 2 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.