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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 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 octagon 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 cage 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 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 14 years, at 33 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 year and 8 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 69 to Silva's 98.
Adesanya vs Silva form
Adesanya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Silva's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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