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Who won Adesanya vs Romero?
Israel Adesanya beat Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 248, on Saturday 7th March 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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).
This contest was for the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya vs Romero stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yoel Romero made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Romero had a slight advantage in power over Adesanya, with a 85% knock out percentage over Adesanya's 78%.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 13 years, at 32 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 4 inches over Romero. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 3 months later than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 59 to Romero's 57.
Romero's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.