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Who won Adesanya vs Whittaker?
Israel Adesanya beat Robert Whittaker by during the main event of UFC 243, on Saturday 5th October 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
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).
This contest was for the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya vs Whittaker stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Robert Whittaker made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Adesanya had a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boasting at 76% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Whittaker had a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 25% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya was the older man by 1 year, at 33 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 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 69 to Whittaker's 79.
Adesanya vs Whittaker 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 won against 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 won against 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 beat 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 defeated 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 won against 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, 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 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Whittaker's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
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