Feb 08 2020
Saturday

Toyota Center, Houston, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Ilir Latifi
Latifi
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22-7-0
UD 3
UD 3
14-7-0

The tape

39
Age
40
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
79.1" / 201 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

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Form
KOUDSUBUDKO
22
Wins
14
18
By KO
6
82
KO%
43
1
By SUB
4
5
SUB%
29
7
Loses
7
4
Stopped
4
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2008
30
Bouts
22
65
Rounds
41
4 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 39 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi report

Who won Lewis vs Latifi?

Derrick Lewis beat Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 247, on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Toyota Center in Houston.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Derrick Lewis.

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).

Lewis vs Latifi stats

Derrick Lewis stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Ilir Latifi made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

This was Derrick Lewis' 29th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Derrick Lewis' UFC record stood at 19-10-0, while Ilir Latifi's came in at 9-7-0.

The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Latifi, boasting a 82% knock out percentage over Latifi's 43%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Latifi had a large advantage over Lewis, boasting a 29% submission rate over Lewis' 5%.

Derrick Lewis was the younger man by 1 year, at 39 years old.

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

Lewis was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 10 months later than Latifi, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 89 to Latifi's 53.

Lewis vs Latifi form

Lewis had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Blagoy Ivanov 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 lost to Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had beaten Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Francis NGannou at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.

Activity check

Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Latifi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

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