Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Chiesa vs Sanchez?
Michael Chiesa beat Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 239, on Saturday 6th July 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chiesa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chiesa vs Sanchez stats
Michael Chiesa stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
Diego Sanchez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Sanchez had a massive power advantage over Chiesa, boosting at 34% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
Michael Chiesa was the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Chiesa had a height advantage of 3 inches over Sanchez. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Chiesa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 year and 1 month later than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 48 to Sanchez's 99.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Chiesa had been fighting more than Diego Sanchez.
Going to this contest, Michael Chiesa had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 17 days ago, while Diego Sanchez's last outing had been 3 years, 11 months and 5 days ago.
Chiesa's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.