Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 as in favor of winner Junior dos Santos.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Santos vs Tuivasa stats
Junior dos Santos stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses 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 ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had a large advantage in power over Santos, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Santos' 68%.
Junior dos Santos was the older man by 9 years, at 38 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 37 more professional rounds, 65 to Tuivasa's 28.
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 16 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing had been 4 years, 3 months and 21 days ago.
Santos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.