Feb 09 2019
Saturday

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
15-0-0
UD 3
UD 3
34-8-0

The tape

34
Age
49
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Tape record

KOUDSDKOKO
Form
UDUDUDNCKO
15
Wins
34
13
By KO
23
87
KO%
68
0
By SUB
3
0
SUB%
9
0
Loses
8
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
1997
15
Bouts
43
27
Rounds
90
1 hours, 50 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 0 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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Tapology
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Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva report

Who won Adesanya vs Silva?

Israel Adesanya beat Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of UFC 234, on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Israel Adesanya.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Adesanya vs Silva stats

Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anderson Silva made his way to the cage with a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Israel Adesanya's UFC record stood at 13-3-0, while Anderson Silva's came in at 17-7-0.

The stats suggested Adesanya had an advantage in power over Silva, with a 87% knock out percentage over Silva's 68%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Silva had a slight advantage over Adesanya, with a 9% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 15 years, at 34 years old.

Adesanya had a height advantage of 2 inches over Silva. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 14 years and 8 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 76 to Silva's 98.

Adesanya vs Silva form

Anderson Silva had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Israel Adesanya 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 won against Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on 11th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.

He had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Adesanya's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Silva's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Adesanya vs Silva?

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