Jul 29 2023
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
14-2-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
19-2-0

The tape

31
Age
32
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SUBSDUDUDUD
Form
SUBUDSUBUDSUB
14
Wins
19
3
By KO
4
21
KO%
21
5
By SUB
9
36
SUB%
47
2
Loses
2
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2018
Debut
2011
16
Bouts
21
42
Rounds
52
3 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 47 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

-
UFC
-
5
Bellator
4
-
Tapology
-

Danny Sabatello vs Magomed Magomedov report

Who won Sabatello vs Magomedov?

Magomed Magomedov beat Danny Sabatello by submission in the 1st round during the main card of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN 2, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Sabatello vs Magomedov stats

Danny Sabatello stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Magomed Magomedov made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

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

Danny Sabatello's Bellator record stood at 4-3-0, while Magomed Magomedov's came in at 4-3-0.

The stats suggested that Sabatello and Magomedov have similar power, both with a 21% knock out percentage.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Magomedov had an advantage over Sabatello, with a 47% submission rate over Sabatello's 36%.

Danny Sabatello was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Sabatello had a height advantage of 3 inches over Magomedov.

Sabatello was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 7 years and 3 months later than Magomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 46 to Magomedov's 60.

Sabatello vs Magomedov form

Danny Sabatello had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Marcos Breno at Bellator 294 on 21st April 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Raufeon Stots at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Leandro Higo at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had defeated Jornel Lugo at Bellator 278 on 22nd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

He was victorious against Brett Johns at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Magomed Magomedov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Patchy Mix at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Enrique Barzola at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by submission in the 4th round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Raufeon Stots at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had beaten Cee Jay Hamilton at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had defeated Matheus Mattos at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Danny Sabatello had been fighting more than Magomed Magomedov.

Going to this contest, Danny Sabatello had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Magomed Magomedov's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 17 days ago.

Sabatello's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Magomedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sabatello vs Magomedov?

Danny Sabatello was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Magomed Magomedov made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+160) with oddsmakers.

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