Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Dalby vs Means?
Tim Means beat Nicolas Dalby by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Vegas 30, on Saturday 26th June 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner Tim Means.
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).
Dalby vs Means stats
Nicolas Dalby stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Tim Means made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Means had a large advantage in power over Dalby, boosting at 61% knock out percentage over Dalby's 32%.
Nicolas Dalby was the younger man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Means had a height advantage of 3 inches over Dalby. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Dalby was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 year and 11 months later than Means, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 68 to Means' 82.
Dalby vs Means form
Dalby had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Alex Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Previous to that, he had beat Ross Houston at Cage Warriors 106 on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in the 5th round in their Cage Warriors Welterweight championship fight at Eventim Apollo, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alex Lohore at Cage Warriors 103 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at K.B Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Before that, he had won against Philip Mulpeter at Cage Warriors 100 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Viola Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
He had beat Roberto Allegretti at Cage Warriors 96 on 1st September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, England.
Tim Means had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mike Perry at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Niko Price at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Before that, he had defeated Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 112 on 25th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, United States.
He had been beaten by Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at Olympic Training Center, Fortaleza, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nicolas Dalby had been fighting more than Tim Means.
Going to this contest, Nicolas Dalby had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 27 days ago, while Tim Means' last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 4 days ago.
Dalby's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Means' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.