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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 2 years, 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 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 76 to Whittaker's 81.
Adesanya vs Whittaker form
Israel Adesanya had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
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.
Adesanya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Whittaker's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
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