Ilir Latifi
Latifi
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May 20 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
16-8-0
SD 3
SD 3
9-1-0

The tape

40
Age
31
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

UDSDUDKOUD
Form
SDNCKOSUBSUB
16
Wins
9
6
By KO
2
38
KO%
22
4
By SUB
6
25
SUB%
67
8
Loses
1
4
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
25
Bouts
11
50
Rounds
16
3 hours, 24 minutes
Fight Time
47 minutes, 32 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Ilir Latifi vs Rodrigo Nascimento report

Who won Latifi vs Nascimento?

Rodrigo Nascimento beat Ilir Latifi by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2, on Saturday 20th May 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Rodrigo Nascimento.

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).

Latifi vs Nascimento stats

Ilir Latifi stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Rodrigo Nascimento made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Rodrigo Nascimento marked his 7th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2020.

Ilir Latifi's UFC record stood at 9-7-0, while Rodrigo Nascimento's came in at 4-2-0.

The stats suggested Latifi had an advantage in power over Nascimento, with a 38% knock out percentage over Nascimento's 22%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nascimento had a massive advantage over Latifi, boasting a 67% submission rate over Latifi's 25%.

Ilir Latifi was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.

Nascimento had a height advantage of 4 inches over Latifi. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Latifi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Nascimento, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 28 more professional rounds, 53 to Nascimento's 25.

Activity check

Nascimento's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Latifi vs Nascimento?

Ilir Latifi was a 31/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Rodrigo Nascimento made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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