Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Tafa vs Porter?
Junior Tafa beat Parker Porter by during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie, on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Junior Tafa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Tafa vs Porter stats
Junior Tafa stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Parker Porter made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Porter had a massive power advantage over Tafa, boosting at 46% knock out percentage over Tafa's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Porter had a large advantage over Tafa, boosting at 23% submission rate over Tafa's 0%.
Junior Tafa was the younger man by 11 years, at 27 years old.
Tafa had a height advantage of 3 inches over Porter.
Tafa was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 15 years and 11 months earlier than Porter, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 40 less professional rounds, 0 to Porter's 40.
Tafa vs Porter form
Porter had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Braxton Smith at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Justin Tafa 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 lost to Jailton Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Alan Baudot at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Tafa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tafa vs Porter?
Junior Tafa was a 69/100 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Parker Porter made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.