Jan 13 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
34-22-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
UD 3
10-1-0

The tape

45
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSDSDUD
Form
KOUDUDUDKO
34
Wins
10
17
By KO
5
50
KO%
50
3
By SUB
1
9
SUB%
10
22
Loses
1
12
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
1999
Debut
2018
58
Bouts
11
124
Rounds
25
8 hours, 41 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 51 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Andrei Arlovski vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta report

Who won Arlovski vs Cortes-Acosta?

Waldo Cortes-Acosta beat Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Waldo Cortes-Acosta.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Arlovski vs Cortes-Acosta stats

Andrei Arlovski stepped into the octagon with a record of 34 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta marked his 6th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2022.

Andrei Arlovski's UFC record stood at 23-17-0, while Waldo Cortes-Acosta's came in at 5-1-0.

The stats suggested that Arlovski and Cortes-Acosta have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Cortes-Acosta had a slight advantage over Arlovski, with a 10% submission rate over Arlovski's 9%.

Andrei Arlovski was the older man by 13 years, at 45 years old.

Cortes-Acosta had a height advantage of 1 inch over Arlovski. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Arlovski was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 45 more fights, and made his debut in 1999, 19 years and 1 month earlier than Cortes-Acosta, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 96 more professional rounds, 127 to Cortes-Acosta's 31.

Arlovski vs Cortes-Acosta form

Andrei Arlovski had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Philipe Lins at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night 136 on 15th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia.

Before that, he had been beaten by Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

He had defeated Stefan Struve at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Cortes-Acosta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he was victorious against Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Thomas Petersen at LFA 129 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their LFA Heavyweight championship fight at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Waldo Cortes-Acosta had been fighting more than Andrei Arlovski.

Going to this contest, Andrei Arlovski had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 2 days ago, while Waldo Cortes-Acosta's last outing had been 9 months and 20 days ago.

Arlovski's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Cortes-Acosta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Arlovski vs Cortes-Acosta?

Andrei Arlovski was a 51/10 (+510) underdog going into the contest, while Waldo Cortes-Acosta made his way into the ring at 13/100 (-770) with oddsmakers.

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