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Who won Adesanya vs Gastelum?
Israel Adesanya beat Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 236, on Saturday 13th April 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as 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).
Adesanya vs Gastelum stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kelvin Gastelum made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Gastelum, boasting at 81% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 27% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 7 inches over Gastelum. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 3 months later than Gastelum, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 76 to Gastelum's 70.
Adesanya vs Gastelum form
Adesanya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
He had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Gastelum had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Darren Till at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had defeated Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Israel Adesanya had been fighting more than Kelvin Gastelum.
Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 25 days ago, while Kelvin Gastelum's last outing had been 3 years, 4 months and 13 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 15 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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