Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 7 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 31 more professional rounds, 52 to Tuivasa's 21.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tai Tuivasa had been fighting more than Blagoy Ivanov.
Going to this contest, Blagoy Ivanov had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 7 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 15 days ago.
Ivanov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.