Tape rankings @ Middleweight
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 ring 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 ring 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%.
Israel Adesanya was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tavares. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less 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 2 less professional rounds, 59 to Tavares' 61.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brad Tavares had been fighting more than Israel Adesanya.
Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 11 days ago, while Brad Tavares' last outing had been 4 years, 11 months and 18 days ago.