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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Adesanya and Romero would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 12 years, at 34 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 11 more professional rounds, 76 to Romero's 65.
Adesanya vs Romero form
Adesanya had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Anderson Silva at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Before that, he had beat Derek Brunson at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
He had defeated Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on 6th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Yoel Romero had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
He had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Israel Adesanya had been fighting more than Yoel Romero.
Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 3 days ago, while Yoel Romero's last outing had been 3 years, 9 months and 1 day ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
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