Apr 14 2018
Saturday

Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States

UFC on FOX 29
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
12-0-0
SD 3
SD 3
12-3-0

The tape

32
Age
27
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

Form
12
Wins
12
12
By KO
2
100
KO%
17
0
By SUB
8
0
SUB%
67
0
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2012
12
Bouts
16
18
Rounds
27
1 hours, 5 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 48 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori report

Who won Adesanya vs Vettori?

Israel Adesanya beat Marvin Vettori by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on FOX 29, on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.

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 Vettori stats

Israel Adesanya stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Marvin Vettori made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Vettori, boasting at 100% knock out percentage over Vettori's 17%.

Israel Adesanya was the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Adesanya had a height advantage of 4 inches over Vettori. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Vettori's, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months earlier than Vettori, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 49 to Vettori's 42.

Adesanya vs Vettori 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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against 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 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.

Activity check

Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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