Current rankings @ Middleweight
Austin Vanderford vs Anthony Adams preview
When is Vanderford vs Adams?
Austin Vanderford could potentially take on Anthony Adams, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Vanderford vs Adams stats
Austin Vanderford would step into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Anthony Adams would make his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Vanderford would have an advantage in power over Adams, with a 27% knock out percentage over Adams' 11%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Vanderford would have a large advantage over Adams, boasting at 27% submission rate over Adams' 0%.
Austin Vanderford is the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Adams has a height advantage of 2 inches over Vanderford. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Vanderford is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year later than Adams, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 7 less professional rounds, 28 to Adams' 35.
Vanderford vs Adams form
Austin Vanderford has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Aaron Jeffery at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had beat Vinicius de Jesus at Bellator 251 on 5th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 on 14th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Vanderford's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Adams' last 3 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Vanderford vs Adams?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Vanderford vs Adams yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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