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Who won Rozenstruik vs Santos?
Jairzinho Rozenstruik beat Junior dos Santos by , during the main card of UFC 252, on Saturday 15th August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Rozenstruik vs Santos stats
Jairzinho Rozenstruik stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Junior dos Santos made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Rozenstruik had advantage in power over Santos, with a 90% knock out percentage over Santos' 71%.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Rozenstruik had 1-inch reach advantage.
Rozenstruik was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 10 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 30 to Santos' 65.
Rozenstruik vs Santos form
Santos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Curtis Blaydes at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
Before that, he had beat Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
He had defeated Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise, United States.
Santos' 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 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.