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Who won Ferguson vs Pettis?
Tony Ferguson beat Anthony Pettis by , during the co-main event of UFC 229, on Saturday 6th October 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tony Ferguson.
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 Pettis stats
Tony Ferguson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Anthony Pettis made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Pettis had a massive power advantage over Ferguson, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Ferguson's 0%.
Tony Ferguson was the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pettis. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 2 months later than Pettis, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 7 less professional rounds, 69 to Pettis' 76.
Ferguson vs Pettis form
Ferguson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Pettis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.