Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Tatsuro Taira will take on CJ Vergara in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 62 card.

In this post, we will break down Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 23-year-old, Tatsuro Taira is coming in with a 11-0-0 record. Taira will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Carlos Candelario at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic in May.

Vergara, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Kleydson Rodrigues on May 14, 2022 at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje and holds a 10-3-2001 record.

Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara
5′ 7″
5′ 6″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.

Tatsuro Taira has an orthodox fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 31-year-old, CJ Vergara is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ 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.

Tatsuro Taira:
→ Taira’s striking accuracy is 65%.
→ Taira lands 3.8 significant strikes per minute.
→ Taira’s takedown accuracy is 20%.
→ Taira’s takedown average is 1 per 15 minutes.
→ Taira’s takedown defense is 60%.

Taira comes in with 65% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.8 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Vergara fires at 55% accuracy, landing about 5.67 significant strikes per minute. Tatsuro Taira also has a 20% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Vergara’s 0 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

CJ Vergara:
→ Vergara’s striking accuracy is 55%.
→ Vergara lands 5.67 significant strikes per minute.
→ Vergara’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Vergara’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Vergara’s takedown defense is 80%.

CJ spent on average 10:14 minutes in the Octagon and Tatsuro has an average fight time of 15:00 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 62 is live in , who do you think will win, Tatsuro or CJ? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
October 15, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Tatsuro Taira vs. CJ Vergara

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