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Israel Adesanya vs Brad Tavares report
Who won Adesanya vs Tavares?
Israel Adesanya beat Brad Tavares by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, on Friday 6th July 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Last 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).
Adesanya vs Tavares stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Brad Tavares made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Tavares, boasting at 92% knock out percentage over Tavares' 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tavares had an advantage over Adesanya, with a 12% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tavares. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 8 months later than Tavares, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 69 to Tavares' 64.
Adesanya vs Tavares form
Adesanya had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Anderson Silva at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Brunson at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
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