May 18 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Tatsuro Taira
Taira
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20-13-1

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15-0-0

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The tape

37
Age
24
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

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Form
KO 2UD 3SUB 1SUB 2UD 3
20
Wins
15
3
By KO
4
15
KO%
27
7
By Sub
7
35
SUB%
47
13
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
6
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
N/A
34
Bouts
15
84
Rounds
25
6 hours, 12 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 39 minutes

Current rankings @ Flyweight

9
UFC
13
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Bellator
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Tapology
12

Tim Elliott vs Tatsuro Taira preview

When is Elliott vs Taira?

Tim Elliott will take on Tatsuro Taira during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th May 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Elliott vs Taira stats

Tim Elliott steps into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Tatsuro Taira will make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Tim Elliott's UFC record currently stands at 9-11-0, while Tatsuro Taira's comes in at 5-0-0.

The stats suggest Taira has an advantage in power over Elliott, with a 27% knock out percentage over Elliott's 15%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Taira will have an advantage over Elliott, with a 47% submission rate over Elliott's 35%.

Tim Elliott is the older man by 13 years, at 37 years old.

Elliott is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 14 years and 11 months later than Taira, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 59 more professional rounds, 84 to Taira's 25.

Elliott vs Taira form

Tim Elliott has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Mudaerji Su at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez on 9th December 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Muhammad Mokaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Victor Altamirano at UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi on 3rd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Tagir Ulanbekov at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Taira remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Carlos Hernandez at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez on 9th December 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Edgar Chairez at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jesus Santos Aguilar at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated C.J. Vergara at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Carlos Candelario at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Tatsuro Taira has been fighting more than Tim Elliott.

Tim Elliott last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Tatsuro Taira's last outing was 4 months and 9 days ago.

Elliott's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Taira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Elliott vs Taira?

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