Oct 05 2019
Saturday

Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia

UFC 243
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
17-0-0
KO 2
KO 2
20-4-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Middleweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

Form
17
Wins
20
13
By KO
9
76
KO%
45
0
By SUB
5
0
SUB%
25
0
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
17
Bouts
24
35
Rounds
56
2 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 2 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 Robert Whittaker report

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 ring 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 ring 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%.

Israel Adesanya was the older man by 2 years, at 32 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 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 49 to Whittaker's 66.

Adesanya vs Whittaker 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Robert Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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 6 months and 11 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing had been 10 months and 24 days ago.

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.

Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

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