Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Shabliy vs King?
Alexander Shabliy beat Bobby King by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of Bellator MMA, on Friday 3rd December 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Shabliy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Shabliy vs King stats
Alexander Shabliy stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Bobby King made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Shabliy had a massive power advantage over King, boasting at 53% knock out percentage over King's 20%.
Alexander Shabliy was the younger man by 9 years, at 29 years old.
Shabliy was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 6 months earlier than King, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 41 to King's 0.
King's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.