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Who won Emmett vs Ige?
Josh Emmett beat Dan Ige by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Josh Emmett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Emmett vs Ige stats
Josh Emmett stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Dan Ige made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Emmett had advantage in power over Ige, with a 38% knock out percentage over Ige's 27%.
Josh Emmett was the older man by 7 years, at 37 years old.
Ige had a height advantage of 1 inch over Emmett. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Emmett was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Ige, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 46 to Ige's 51.
Emmett vs Ige form
Emmett had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Shane Burgos at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mirsad Bekti at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Golden1 Center, Sacramento.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando.
He had defeated Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
Ige 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 lost to Chan Sung Jung at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gavin Tucker at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 1 on 15th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
He had beat Mirsad Bekti at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dan Ige had been fighting more than Josh Emmett.
Going to this contest, Josh Emmett had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 27 days ago, while Dan Ige's last outing had been 10 months and 28 days ago.
Emmett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Ige's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.