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Tony Ferguson vs Gregor Gillespie preview
When is Ferguson vs Gillespie?
Tony Ferguson could potentially take on Gregor Gillespie, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Ferguson vs Gillespie stats
Tony Ferguson would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Gregor Gillespie would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Gillespie would have a slight advantage in power over Ferguson, with a 50% knock out percentage over Ferguson's 48%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Gillespie would have a slight advantage over Ferguson, with a 36% submission rate over Ferguson's 32%.
Tony Ferguson is the older man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Ferguson has a height advantage of 4 inches over Gillespie. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Gillespie, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 51 more professional rounds, 75 to Gillespie's 24.
Ferguson vs Gillespie form
Ferguson has lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Gillespie has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kevin Lee at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yancy Medeiros at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Before that, he had won against Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica.
He had beat Jordan Rinaldi at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
In terms of recent activity, Tony Ferguson has been fighting more than Gregor Gillespie.
Tony Ferguson last fought 8 months and 22 days ago, while Gregor Gillespie's last outing was 2 years and 24 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Gillespie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ferguson vs Gillespie?
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