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Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis report
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 octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Anthony Pettis made his way to the cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pettis had a massive advantage over Ferguson, boosting at 33% submission rate over Ferguson's 0%.
Tony Ferguson was the older man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pettis. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 14 year and 11 months later than Pettis, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 75 to Pettis' 85.
Ferguson vs Pettis form
Tony Ferguson had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that 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.
Before 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.
He had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 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 5 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
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