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Who won Chandler vs Ferguson?
Michael Chandler beat Tony Ferguson by , during the main card of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chandler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Chandler vs Ferguson stats
Michael Chandler stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Tony Ferguson made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Ferguson had a slight advantage in power over Chandler, with a 48% knock out percentage over Chandler's 45%.
Michael Chandler was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Chandler. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Chandler was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 3 months later than Ferguson, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 65 to Ferguson's 75.
Chandler vs Ferguson form
Michael Chandler had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
He had won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Tony Ferguson had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
He had defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Chandler had been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.
Going to this contest, Michael Chandler had last fought 10 months and 25 days ago, while Tony Ferguson's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 16 days ago.
Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.