Tape rankings @ Middleweight
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 as in favor of 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 ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anderson Silva made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Adesanya had advantage in power over Silva, with a 87% knock out percentage over Silva's 68%.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 15 years, at 32 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 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 14 year and 8 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 59 to Silva's 98.
Adesanya's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Silva's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.