Mohammed Usman
Usman
Nigeria flag
Apr 22 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Junior Tafa
Tafa
New Zealand flag
8-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
0-0-0

The tape

35
Age
27
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

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Form
8
Wins
0
4
By KO
0
50
KO%
0
2
By SUB
0
25
SUB%
0
2
Loses
0
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
N/A
10
Bouts
0
18
Rounds
0
1 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Mohammed Usman vs Junior Tafa report

Who won Usman vs Tafa?

Mohammed Usman beat Junior Tafa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Mohammed Usman.

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).

Usman vs Tafa stats

Mohammed Usman stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Junior Tafa made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws.

Mohammed Usman's UFC record stood at 3-1-0, while Junior Tafa's came in at 1-2-0.

The stats suggested Usman had a massive power advantage over Tafa, boasting a 50% knock out percentage over Tafa's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Usman had a large advantage over Tafa, boasting a 25% submission rate over Tafa's 0%.

Mohammed Usman was the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.

Tafa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman.

Usman was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 years later than Tafa, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 27 to Tafa's 11.

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What were the odds on Usman vs Tafa?

Mohammed Usman was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Junior Tafa made his way into the ring at 4/5 (-130) with oddsmakers.

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