Feb 12 2022
Saturday

Toyota Center, Houston, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
20-1-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 48-47
  • 48-47
UD 5
22-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

Form
20
Wins
22
15
By KO
9
75
KO%
41
0
By SUB
5
0
SUB%
23
1
Loses
5
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
21
Bouts
27
49
Rounds
66
3 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 51 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker report

Who won Adesanya vs Whittaker II?

Israel Adesanya beat Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the 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).

This contest was for the UFC Middleweight championship.

Adesanya vs Whittaker II stats

Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Robert Whittaker made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Robert Whittaker marked his 22nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2012.

Israel Adesanya's UFC record stood at 13-3-0, while Robert Whittaker's came in at 17-5-0.

The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boasting a 75% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 41%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Whittaker had a large advantage over Adesanya, boasting a 23% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

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

Adesanya was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 76 to Whittaker's 85.

Adesanya vs Whittaker II 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 won against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He was victorious 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.

Robert Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya 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 was victorious against Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Israel Adesanya had been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Going to this contest, Israel Adesanya had last fought 3 years, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing had been 3 years and 3 months ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

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