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Who won Ferguson vs Green?
Bobby Green beat Tony Ferguson by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC 291, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
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).
Ferguson vs Green stats
Tony Ferguson stepped 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.
Bobby Green made his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 14 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Ferguson had an advantage in power over Green, with a 48% knock out percentage over Green's 34%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ferguson had a slight advantage over Green, with a 32% submission rate over Green's 28%.
Tony Ferguson was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Green. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 months later than Green, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 78 to Green's 104.
Ferguson vs Green form
Ferguson had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
Green had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Drew Dober at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Al Iaquinta at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bobby Green had been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.
Going to this contest, Tony Ferguson had last fought 1 year and 23 days ago, while Bobby Green's last outing had been 5 months and 11 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Green's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ferguson vs Green?
Tony Ferguson was a 57/20 (+290) underdog going into the contest, while Bobby Green made his way into the ring at 27/100 (-370) with oddsmakers.