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Who won Cormier vs Silva?
Daniel Cormier beat Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 200, on Saturday 9th July 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daniel Cormier.
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).
Cormier vs Silva stats
Daniel Cormier stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Anderson Silva made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Silva had a large advantage in power over Cormier, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Cormier's 47%.
Daniel Cormier was the younger man by 4 years, at 42 years old.
Silva had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Cormier was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 12 year and 3 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 66 to Silva's 98.
Silva's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.