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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 Spring 2023.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta stats
Junior Tafa would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 2 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Waldo Cortes-Acosta would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Cortes-Acosta would have a massive power advantage over Tafa, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Tafa's 0%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cortes-Acosta would have an advantage over Tafa, with a 11% submission rate over Tafa's 0%.
Junior Tafa is the younger man by 5 years, at 26 years old.
Cortes-Acosta has a height advantage of 1 inch over Tafa.
Tafa is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 4 years and 10 months earlier than Cortes-Acosta, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 21 less professional rounds, 0 to Cortes-Acosta's 21.
Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta form
Cortes-Acosta remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won 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, United States.
Previous to that, he won against Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Thomas Petersen at LFA 129 on 15th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their LFA Heavyweight championship fight at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake.
Before that, he had beat Derrick Weaver at LFA 124 on 11th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix.
He had defeated Mo DeReese at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
Cortes-Acosta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Tafa vs Cortes-Acosta?
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