Summer 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-2-0
49-8-2

The tape

33
Age
37
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

KO 5UD 5UD 5UD 5UD 5
Form
UD 5KO 1KO 3UD 5SD 3
23
Wins
49
15
By KO
28
65
KO%
57
0
By Sub
12
0
SUB%
24
2
Losses
8
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
2
2012
Debut
2003
25
Bouts
59
69
Rounds
110
5 hours, 15 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 28 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
1
1
Tapology
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Israel Adesanya vs Gegard Mousasi preview

When is Adesanya vs Mousasi?

Israel Adesanya could potentially face the challenge of Gegard Mousasi, in Summer 2022.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Adesanya vs Mousasi stats

Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gegard Mousasi would make his way to the cage with a record of 49 wins, 8 loses and 2 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggest Adesanya would have a slight advantage in power over Mousasi, with a 65% knock out percentage over Mousasi's 57%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Mousasi would have a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 24% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya is the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 2 inches over Mousasi. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 34 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 10 months later than Mousasi, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 41 less professional rounds, 69 to Mousasi's 110.

Adesanya vs Mousasi form

Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before 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.

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.

Mousasi has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he Johnny Eblen at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Austin Vanderford at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Going into that contest, he had won against John Salter at Bellator 264 on 13th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Douglas Lima at Bellator 250 on 29th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Gegard Mousasi.

Israel Adesanya last fought 17 days ago, while Gegard Mousasi's last outing was 5 months and 5 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Mousasi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Mousasi?

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