Feb 12 2022
Saturday

Toyota Center, Houston, United States

UFC 271
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
20-1-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - Sun 3:00am

22-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
31
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5KO 2
Form
UD 5UD 3UD 5KO 2SD 5
20
Wins
22
15
By KO
9
75
KO%
41
0
By Sub
5
0
SUB%
23
1
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
1
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Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker preview

When is Adesanya vs Whittaker II?

Israel Adesanya will square off against Robert Whittaker, as the main event of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the UFC middleweight championship.

Adesanya vs Whittaker II stats

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

Robert Whittaker will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

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

Israel Adesanya is the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 4 inches over Whittaker. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 17 less professional rounds, 49 to Whittaker's 66.

Adesanya vs Whittaker II form

Adesanya has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he 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 been beaten by 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 won against 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 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.

He had defeated 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 has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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 won against 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 lost to 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 had beat 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 recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Israel Adesanya last fought 7 months and 8 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing was 9 months and 3 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

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