Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Diaz vs Pettis?
Nate Diaz beat Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 241, on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Nate Diaz.
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).
Diaz vs Pettis stats
Nate Diaz stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Anthony Pettis made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Pettis had a large advantage in power over Diaz, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Diaz's 26%.
Nate Diaz was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Diaz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pettis. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Diaz was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2004, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Pettis, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 76 to Pettis' 76.
Diaz vs Pettis form
Pettis had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Michael Chiesa at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 120 on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk.
He had beat Jim Miller at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Pettis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.