Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Akhmedov vs Tavares?
Brad Tavares beat Omari Akhmedov by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 264, on Saturday 10th July 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Brad Tavares.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Akhmedov vs Tavares stats
Omari Akhmedov stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Brad Tavares made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Akhmedov had a slight advantage in power over Tavares, with a 33% knock out percentage over Tavares' 28%.
Omari Akhmedov was the same age as Brad Tavares, at 34 years old.
Tavares had a height advantage of 1 inch over Akhmedov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Akhmedov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year and 7 months later than Tavares, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 57 to Tavares' 61.
Tavares' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.