Karl Williams
Williams
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Mar 23 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Justin Tafa
Tafa
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9-1-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
UD 3
7-3-0

The tape

34
Age
30
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
N/A
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

UDUDUDKOUD
Form
KONCKOKOUD
9
Wins
7
3
By KO
7
33
KO%
100
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
1
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2017
10
Bouts
11
22
Rounds
17
1 hours, 42 minutes
Fight Time
53 minutes, 32 seconds

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Karl Williams vs Justin Tafa report

Who won Williams vs Tafa?

Karl Williams beat Justin Tafa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Karl Williams.

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).

Williams vs Tafa stats

Karl Williams stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Justin Tafa made his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out.

Karl Williams' UFC record stood at 2-0-0, while Justin Tafa's came in at 4-3-0.

The stats suggested Tafa had a massive power advantage over Williams, boasting a 100% knock out percentage over Williams' 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Williams and Tafa would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Karl Williams was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Williams had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tafa.

Williams was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in , 7 years earlier than Tafa, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 22 to Tafa's 17.

Williams vs Tafa form

Justin Tafa had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Austen Lane at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Previous to that, he had won against Austen Lane at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Parker Porter at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.

He had lost to Jared Vanderaa at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.

Activity check

Williams' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Tafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

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