Picks & Preview: Junior Tafa vs Parker Porter 08-26-2023

Picks & Preview: Junior Tafa vs Parker Porter 08-26-2023

August 25, 2023


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Just recently , Tafa suffered his first loss in his professional career. In April of this year, he made his UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory over Mohammed Usman. If you look at his record, you’ll see that he’s undefeated thanks to four knockout victories, three of which came in the first round. He and his brother Justin both have a relentless drive to achieve victory.
The grappling accuracy of “The Juggernaut” is still being refined, but its striking accuracy is already at 36%. He doesn’t throw a lot of punches and, on average, lands 1.47 significant strikes per minute while taking 0.47 himself.
His defensive skills flashed in his UFC debut. His well-rounded defensive abilities were on display as he successfully blocked 76% of all significant strikes and 83% of all takedown attempts. It’s worth noting that his takedown and submission numbers are well above average.
After a first-round technical knockout victory against Braxton Smith in May, Porter is back on track for the time being. His two-fight losing streak, which had stretched back to May of last year, was finally broken.
He has won 13 bouts, with six coming via knockout and the other seven via submission or unanimous decision. Four of these wins came in the very first round. Interestingly, four of his eight defeats were decided by knockout.
His precision with the strike is 51%, while his success with takedowns is only 27%. His ability to land 6.66 punches per minute while taking 6.34, thus canceling each other out, is simply remarkable.
Also, it’s important to consider that his significant strike defense remains at 52%, and his even more attractive takedown defense at 67% is a major selling point. As an example of his all-around ability, in a 15-minute fight he averages 1.38 takedowns and 0.46 submissions.
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Junio Tafa vs Parker Porter Fight Information

  • Date: 08/26/2023
  • Time: 10:15 AM ET
  • Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
  • How to Watch Junio Tafa vs Parker Porter: TNT Sports 3
  • Live Stream: BT Sport.com


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