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Who won Adesanya vs Cannonier?
Israel Adesanya beat Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 276, on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of winner Israel Adesanya.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya vs Cannonier stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jared Cannonier made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Adesanya had a slight advantage in power over Cannonier, with a 68% knock out percentage over Cannonier's 67%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cannonier had an advantage over Adesanya, with a 13% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 5 inches over Cannonier. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 76 to Cannonier's 57.
Adesanya vs Cannonier form
Adesanya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Cannonier had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
He had defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Israel Adesanya had been fighting more than Jared Cannonier.
Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 18 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 18 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Cannonier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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