Junior dos Santos
Santos
Brazil flag
Dec 01 2018
Saturday

Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
19-5-0
KO 2
KO 2
9-0-0

The tape

40
Age
31
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDKOUD
Form
UDKOKOKOKO
19
Wins
9
13
By KO
8
68
KO%
89
1
By SUB
0
5
SUB%
0
5
Loses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
9
54
Rounds
11
3 hours, 50 minutes
Fight Time
28 minutes, 46 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Tapology
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Junior dos Santos vs Tai Tuivasa report

Who won Santos vs Tuivasa?

Junior dos Santos beat Tai Tuivasa by during the main event of UFC Fight Night 142, on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Junior dos Santos.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Santos vs Tuivasa stats

Junior dos Santos stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Tai Tuivasa made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out.

Junior dos Santos' UFC record stood at 15-8-0, while Tai Tuivasa's came in at 8-7-0.

The stats suggested Tuivasa had a large advantage in power over Santos, boasting a 89% knock out percentage over Santos' 68%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Santos had a slight advantage over Tuivasa, with a 5% submission rate over Tuivasa's 0%.

Junior dos Santos was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.

Santos had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Santos was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Tuivasa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 65 to Tuivasa's 32.

Santos vs Tuivasa form

Santos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 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 beaten 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.

Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Sergey Spivac at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tai Tuivasa had been fighting more than Junior dos Santos.

Going to this contest, Junior dos Santos had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 24 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 6 days ago.

Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

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