Jun 08 2019
Saturday

United Center, Chicago, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
17-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
9-1-0

The tape

37
Age
31
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

UDUDUDKOUD
Form
KOUDKOKOKO
17
Wins
9
6
By KO
8
35
KO%
89
6
By SUB
0
35
SUB%
0
2
Loses
1
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2012
20
Bouts
10
43
Rounds
13
3 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
36 minutes, 16 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Blagoy Ivanov vs Tai Tuivasa report

Who won Ivanov vs Tuivasa?

Blagoy Ivanov beat Tai Tuivasa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 238, on Saturday 8th June 2019 at United Center in Chicago.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Blagoy Ivanov.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Ivanov vs Tuivasa stats

Blagoy Ivanov stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Tai Tuivasa made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out.

Blagoy Ivanov's UFC record stood at 3-5-0, while Tai Tuivasa's came in at 8-7-0.

The stats suggested Tuivasa had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boasting a 89% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 35%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a massive advantage over Tuivasa, boasting a 35% submission rate over Tuivasa's 0%.

Blagoy Ivanov was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.

Tuivasa had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Ivanov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Tuivasa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 64 to Tuivasa's 32.

Ivanov vs Tuivasa form

Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Sergey Spivac at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Activity check

Ivanov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.

Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Ivanov vs Tuivasa?

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