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Who won Chiesa vs Anjos?
Michael Chiesa beat Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 24, on Saturday 25th January 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chiesa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chiesa vs Anjos stats
Michael Chiesa stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
Rafael dos Anjos made his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Anjos had an advantage in power over Chiesa, with a 17% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Chiesa had a massive advantage over Anjos, boasting at 69% submission rate over Anjos' 34%.
Michael Chiesa was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Chiesa had a height advantage of 5 inches over Anjos. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Chiesa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 10 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 89 less professional rounds, 47 to Anjos' 136.
Chiesa vs Anjos form
Rafael dos Anjos had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Colby Covington at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
He had beat Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
Chiesa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
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