Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Cortes-Acosta vs Vanderaa?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Cortes-Acosta vs Vanderaa stats
Waldo Cortes-Acosta stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jared Vanderaa made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Vanderaa had a slight advantage in power over Cortes-Acosta, with a 58% knock out percentage over Cortes-Acosta's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vanderaa had a slight advantage over Cortes-Acosta, with a 25% submission rate over Cortes-Acosta's 17%.
Waldo Cortes-Acosta was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Cortes-Acosta was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 year and 11 months later than Vanderaa, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 25 to Vanderaa's 52.
Cortes-Acosta vs Vanderaa form
Jared Vanderaa had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Romanov at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Justin Tafa at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Cortes-Acosta's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Vanderaa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Cortes-Acosta vs Vanderaa?
Waldo Cortes-Acosta was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Jared Vanderaa made his way into the ring at 37/20 (+190) with oddsmakers.