Junior Tafa
Tafa
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Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
5-2-0
12-1-0

Belts on The Line

LFA Heavyweight

The tape

27
Age
32
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
N/A
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Full record

KO 2KO 1UD 3KO 1
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 1UD 3UD 3
5
Wins
12
5
By KO
5
100
KO%
42
0
By Sub
1
0
SUB%
8
2
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2018
7
Bouts
13
11
Rounds
31
37 minutes, 0 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 21 minutes

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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Junior Tafa vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta preview

When is Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta?

Junior Tafa could potentially square off against Waldo Cortes-Acosta, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta stats

Junior Tafa would step into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Tafa would have a massive power advantage over Cortes-Acosta, boasting a 100% knock out percentage over Cortes-Acosta's 42%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cortes-Acosta would have a slight advantage over Tafa, with a 8% submission rate over Tafa's 0%.

Junior Tafa is the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.

Cortes-Acosta has a height advantage of 1 inch over Tafa.

Tafa is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 5 years and 11 months earlier than Cortes-Acosta, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 11 to Cortes-Acosta's 31.

Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta form

Cortes-Acosta has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Robelis Despaigne at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Nascimento on 11th May 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker on 13th January 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Before that, he had lost to Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon on 29th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

He was victorious against Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Tafa's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Cortes-Acosta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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