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 30 more professional rounds, 55 to Tuivasa's 25.

Ivanov vs Tuivasa form

Blagoy Ivanov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

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

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise.

He had won against Caio Alencar at PFL on 2nd November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Washington Hilton, Washington D.C..

Tuivasa had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

He had beat Andrei Arlovski at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

Activity check

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, 6 months and 18 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing had been 1 year and 2 months ago.

Ivanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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