Jun 08 2019
Saturday

United Center, Chicago, United States

UFC 238
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
17-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
9-1-0

The tape

35
Age
29
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

Form
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 as in favor of winner Blagoy Ivanov.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

Ivanov vs Tuivasa stats

Blagoy Ivanov stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses 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 ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

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

Blagoy Ivanov was the older man by 6 years, at 35 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 27 more professional rounds, 55 to Tuivasa's 28.

Ivanov vs Tuivasa form

Blagoy Ivanov had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Before that, he had beat Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

He had lost to Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise.

Activity check

Ivanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Tuivasa's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

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