Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Latifi stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 7 loses 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 ring with a record of 14 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Latifi, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Latifi's 43%.
Derrick Lewis was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 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 35 more professional rounds, 79 to Latifi's 44.
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 been beaten by 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 lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Francis NGannou at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 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 4 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.