Justin Tafa
Tafa
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Sep 09 2023
Saturday

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Austen Lane
Lane
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6-3-0
KO 1
KO 1
12-3-0

The tape

30
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm

Tape record

NCKOKOUDSD
Form
NCKOKOKOKO
6
Wins
12
6
By KO
11
100
KO%
92
0
By SUB
1
0
SUB%
8
3
Loses
3
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2017
10
Bouts
16
16
Rounds
21
52 minutes, 10 seconds
Fight Time
56 minutes, 19 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Justin Tafa vs Austen Lane report

Who won Tafa vs Lane?

Justin Tafa beat Austen Lane by knockout in the 1st round during the main card of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Tafa vs Lane stats

Justin Tafa stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Austen Lane made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Justin Tafa's UFC record stood at 4-3-0, while Austen Lane's came in at 0-1-0.

The stats suggested Tafa had a slight advantage in power over Lane, with a 100% knock out percentage over Lane's 92%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lane had a slight advantage over Tafa, with a 8% submission rate over Tafa's 0%.

Justin Tafa was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.

Lane had a height advantage of 6 inches over Tafa. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Tafa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month later than Lane, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 17 to Lane's 22.

Tafa vs Lane form

Justin Tafa had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, his fight against Austen Lane at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 ended in a no contest.

Previous to that, he had won against Parker Porter at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Harry Hunsucker at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.

Before that, he had lost to Jared Vanderaa at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.

He had defeated Juan Adams at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Activity check

Tafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

Lane's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Tafa vs Lane?

Justin Tafa was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Austen Lane made his way into the ring at 33/20 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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