Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 16, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Carlos “Boi” Felipe will take on Justin “Bad Man” Tafa in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ABC card.

In this post, we will break down Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 26-year-old, Carlos Felipe is coming in with a 9-1-0 record. Felipe will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Yorgan De Castro at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana in October.

Tafa, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Juan Adams on October 3, 2020 at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes and holds a 4-1-0 record.

Carlos Felipevs.Justin Tafa
26
Age
27
6′ 0″
Height
6′ 0″
245 lbs.
Weight
264 lbs.
75″
Reach
74″
9-1-0
Record
4-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Carlos Felipe has an orthodox fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 27-year-old, Justin Tafa is an southpaw fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Carlos Felipe:
→ Felipe’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Felipe lands 4.07 significant strikes per minute.
→ Felipe’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Felipe’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Felipe’s takedown defense is 62%.

Felipe comes in with 40% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.07 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Tafa fires at 66% accuracy, landing about 3.86 significant strikes per minute. Carlos Felipe also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.00 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Tafa’s 0.00 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Justin Tafa:
→ Tafa’s striking accuracy is 66%.
→ Tafa lands 3.86 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tafa’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Tafa’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Tafa’s takedown defense is 0%.

Justin spent on average 2:05 minutes in the Octagon and Carlos has an average fight time of 15:00 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ABC is live in , who do you think will win, Carlos or Justin? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar
Date
January 16, 2021
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa

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