Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Anderson vs Latifi?
Corey Anderson beat Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 232, on Saturday 29th December 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Corey Anderson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Anderson vs Latifi stats
Corey Anderson stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ilir Latifi made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Latifi had a slight advantage in power over Anderson, with a 43% knock out percentage over Anderson's 36%.
Corey Anderson was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Anderson had a height advantage of 5 inches over Latifi. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Anderson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 10 months later than Latifi, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 49 to Latifi's 44.
Anderson vs Latifi form
Anderson 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 won against Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.
Before that, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had defeated Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Anderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Latifi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.