Tim Elliott vs. Tatsuro Taira – Fight Preview & Analysis

Tim Elliott vs. Tatsuro Taira fight preview

UFC Fight Night 241: Barboza vs. Murphy is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Tim Elliott will take on Tatsuro “No Time” Oezdemir in the Flyweight bout. You can view the complete UFC Fight Night 241 card.

Elliott brings a unique southpaw fighting stance with an 66″ reach. In contrast, Oezdemir, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 70″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 44% striking accuracy, Elliott has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 3.39 per minute. On the other hand, Oezdemir boasts a 71% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.51 significant strikes per minute.

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

The 37-year-old, Tim Elliott is coming in with a 21-13-1 record. Elliott will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Sumudaerji at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez in December.

Oezdemir, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Tim Elliott on December 9, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez and holds a 15-0-0 record.

Tim Elliott vs. Tatsuro Taira
37
Age
24
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 7″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
66″
Reach
70″
21-13-1
Record
15-0-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Tim Elliott has a southpaw fighting stance with an 66″ reach. The 24-year-old Tatsuro Taira is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ 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, you fight southpaw.

Tim Elliott stats

→ Elliott’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Elliott lands 3.39 significant strikes per minute.
→ Elliott’s takedown accuracy is 47%.
→ Elliott’s takedown average is 3.73 per 15 minutes.
→ Elliott’s takedown defense is 59%.

Elliott comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.39 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Oezdemir fires at 71% accuracy, landing about 3.51 significant strikes per minute. Tim Elliott also has a 47% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 3.73 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Oezdemir’s 2.12 takedowns and 71% takedown accuracy.

Tatsuro Taira stats

→ Oezdemir’s striking accuracy is 71%.
→ Oezdemir lands 3.51 significant strikes per minute.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown accuracy is 41%.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown average is 2.12 per 15 minutes.
→ Oezdemir’s takedown defense is 71%.

Tatsuro spent, on average, 9:55 minutes in the Octagon, and Tim has an average fight time of 12:15 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Tim or Tatsuro? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 241: Barboza vs. Murphy
Date
May 18, 2024
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Tim Elliott vs. Tatsuro Taira

You can view the scheduled UFC Fight Night 241 fight card, upcoming UFC schedule 2024, and latest MMA news.

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