Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Delija vs Graves?
Ante Delija beat Shelton Graves by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of PFL 2022 #5, on Friday 24th June 2022 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ante Delija.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Delija vs Graves stats
Ante Delija stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Shelton Graves made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Graves had advantage in power over Delija, with a 56% knock out percentage over Delija's 45%.
Ante Delija was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Delija had a height advantage of 3 inches over Graves. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Delija was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Graves, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 44 to Graves' 31.
Delija vs Graves form
Delija had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Matheus Scheffel at PFL 2022 #2 on 28th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bruno Henrique Cappelozza at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Denis Goltsov at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Chandler Cole at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
He had lost to Bruno Henrique Cappelozza at PFL 2021 #3 on 6th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Delija's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.