Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Waldo “Salsa Boy” Cortes-Acosta will take on Jared Vanderaa in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 63 card.

In this post, we will break down Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Waldo Cortes-Acosta is coming in with a 7-0-0 record. Cortes-Acosta will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Danilo Suzart at DWCS 6.2 in August.

Vanderaa, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Chase Sherman on August 2, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev and holds a 12-9-2000 record.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa
6′ 4″
6′ 4″
260 lbs.
265 lbs.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta has an orthodox fighting stance with a reach. The 30-year-old, Jared Vanderaa is an orthodox fighter with a 80″ 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.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta:
→ Cortes-Acosta’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Cortes-Acosta lands 11.73 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cortes-Acosta’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Cortes-Acosta’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Cortes-Acosta’s takedown defense is 0%.

Cortes-Acosta comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 11.73 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Vanderaa fires at 45% accuracy, landing about 5.23 significant strikes per minute. Waldo Cortes-Acosta also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Vanderaa’s 0.22 takedowns and 20% takedown accuracy.

Jared Vanderaa:
→ Vanderaa’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Vanderaa lands 5.23 significant strikes per minute.
→ Vanderaa’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Vanderaa’s takedown average is 0.22 per 15 minutes.
→ Vanderaa’s takedown defense is 20%.

Jared spent on average 9:57 minutes in the Octagon and Waldo has an average fight time of 3:40 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 63 is live in , who do you think will win, Waldo or Jared? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen
October 29, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa

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