Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Carlos Felipe and Justin Tafa faced each other in the heavyweight bout at UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar, which took place on Saturday, January 16, 2021, inside the UFC Fight Island (Flash Forum Arena) in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, AE. There were 10 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ABC results and fight bonuses. UFC on ABC card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Carlos Felipe defeated Justin Tafa in round 3 by Decision – Split. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 313 strikes combined in this fight, 290 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 3 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Carlos Felipe full fight stats

Carlos Felipe landed 54% of all his strikes. There were 46 of 103 significant strikes to the head, 28 of 36 body shots, and 3 of 3 leg kicks. Carlos Felipe attempted 1 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Carlos Felipe threw and landed against Justin Tafa.

Strikes Thrown
77 of 142 (54%)
Significant Strikes
77 of 142 (54%)
Head Strikes
46
Body Strikes
28
Leg Strikes
3
Takedowns
0 of 1

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Justin Tafa did against Carlos Felipe.

Justin Tafa full fight stats

Justin Tafa was firing at a 64% accuracy, throwing 171 strikes and landing 109. There were 86 significant strikes, 50 of 107 landing to the head, 20 of 24 shots to the body and 16 of 17 leg kicks. Justin Tafa went for 2 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
109 of 171 (64%)
Significant Strikes
86 of 148 (58%)
Head Strikes
50
Body Strikes
28
Leg Strikes
16
Takedowns
0 of 2

Carlos Felipe won by Decision – Split. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ABC
Date
January 16, 2021
Fight
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
Winner
Carlos Felipe
Method
Decision – Split
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
313
Significant Strikes Thrown
290
Total Takedowns Attempted
3

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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