Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero faced each other in the ufc middleweight title bout at UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero, which took place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC 248 results and fight bonuses. UFC 248 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero in round 5 by Decision – Unanimous. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 221 strikes combined in this fight, 221 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 look at each fighter’s stats below.

Israel Adesanya full fight stats

Israel Adesanya landed 36% of all his strikes. There were 14 of 81 significant strikes to the head, 9 of 22 body shots, and 25 of 29 leg kicks. Israel Adesanya attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Israel Adesanya threw and landed against Yoel Romero.

Strikes Thrown
48 of 132 (36%)
Significant Strikes
48 of 132 (36%)
Head Strikes
14
Body Strikes
9
Leg Strikes
25
Takedowns
0 of 0

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

Let’s take a look at how Yoel Romero did against Israel Adesanya.

Yoel Romero full fight stats

Yoel Romero was firing at a 45% accuracy, throwing 89 strikes and landing 40. There were 40 significant strikes, 20 of 58 landing to the head, 7 of 13 shots to the body and 13 of 18 leg kicks. Yoel Romero went for 3 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
40 of 89 (45%)
Significant Strikes
40 of 89 (45%)
Head Strikes
20
Body Strikes
9
Leg Strikes
13
Takedowns
0 of 3

Israel Adesanya won by Decision – Unanimous. The fight ended in round 5 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 248
Date
March 7, 2020
Fight
Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
Winner
Israel Adesanya
Method
Decision – Unanimous
Fight End
Round 5 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
221
Significant Strikes Thrown
221
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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