Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Willis vs Mendonça?
Jaleel Willis beat Maycon Mendon a by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jaleel Willis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Willis vs Mendonça stats
Jaleel Willis stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maycon Mendon a made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested that Willis and a have similar power, both with a 36% knock out percentage.
Jaleel Willis was the same age as Maycon Mendon a, at 29 years old.
a had a height advantage of 3 inches over Willis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Willis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 months later than a, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 38 to a's 37.
Willis vs Mendonça form
a 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 beat Batsumberel Dagvadorj at LFA 96 on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their LFA Welterweight championship fight at Hartman Arena, Park City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Devin Smyth at LFA 90 on 4th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kassius Kayne at LFA 84 on 10th July 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Before that, he had beat Bobby Lee at LFA 68 on 31st May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake.
He had defeated Joshua Moreno at LFA 58 on 25th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Route 66 Casino Hotel, Albuquerque.
Willis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
a's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.