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Who won Tafa vs Lane?
Justin Tafa beat Austen Lane by during the main card of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Justin Tafa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Tafa vs Lane stats
Justin Tafa stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 3 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
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 29 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, he Austen Lane at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by in the 1st round at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
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 beat Harry Hunsucker at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Before that, he had been beaten by 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.
Tafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 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 3 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 11 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.