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Who won Whittaker vs Vettori?
Robert Whittaker beat Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Paris, on Saturday 3rd September 2022 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Robert Whittaker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Whittaker vs Vettori stats
Robert Whittaker stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Marvin Vettori made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Whittaker had a large advantage in power over Vettori, boasting at 39% knock out percentage over Vettori's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vettori had a large advantage over Whittaker, boosting at 50% submission rate over Whittaker's 22%.
Robert Whittaker was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Whittaker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Vettori, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 81 to Vettori's 68.
Whittaker vs Vettori form
Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
Before that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.
Marvin Vettori had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Paulo Costa at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 2 on 13th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Cezar Ferreira at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Golden1 Center, Sacramento.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marvin Vettori had been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.
Going to this contest, Robert Whittaker had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 6 days ago, while Marvin Vettori's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 8 days ago.
Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Vettori's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
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