Tape rankings @ Welterweight
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 ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
Rafael dos Anjos made his way to the ring 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 advantage in power over Chiesa, with a 17% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
Michael Chiesa was the younger man by 3 years, at 33 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 less 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 71 less professional rounds, 48 to Anjos' 119.
Chiesa vs Anjos form
Michael Chiesa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Chiesa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.