Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Sonnen vs Jackson?
Chael Sonnen beat Quinton Jackson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 192, on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Great Wester Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chael Sonnen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Sonnen vs Jackson stats
Chael Sonnen stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 15 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Quinton Jackson made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Jackson had a large advantage in power over Sonnen, boosting at 51% knock out percentage over Sonnen's 27%.
Chael Sonnen was the older man by 1 year, at 44 years old.
Sonnen had 1-inch reach advantage.
Sonnen was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 1997, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Jackson, whose first professional fight was in 1999. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 100 to Jackson's 110.
Jackson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.