Dec 16 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-9-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 27-30
  • 27-30
  • 27-30
UD 3
19-3-0

The tape

40
Age
29
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SUBSUBKOUDUD
Form
SUBSUBKOSUBKO
25
Wins
19
12
By KO
6
48
KO%
32
8
By SUB
9
32
SUB%
47
9
Loses
3
2
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012
34
Bouts
22
78
Rounds
44
5 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 0 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
-
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Tapology
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Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett report

Who won Ferguson vs Pimblett?

Paddy Pimblett beat Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 296, on Saturday 16th December 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of the winner Paddy Pimblett.

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 Pimblett stats

Tony Ferguson stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Paddy Pimblett made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Tony Ferguson's UFC record stood at 15-8-0, while Paddy Pimblett's came in at 5-0-0.

The stats suggested Ferguson had an advantage in power over Pimblett, with a 48% knock out percentage over Pimblett's 32%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pimblett had an advantage over Ferguson, with a 47% submission rate over Ferguson's 32%.

Tony Ferguson was the older man by 11 years, at 40 years old.

Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pimblett.

Ferguson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Pimblett, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 31 more professional rounds, 81 to Pimblett's 50.

Ferguson vs Pimblett form

Ferguson had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Bobby Green at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nate Diaz at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, 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.

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.

Pimblett had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Rodrigo Vargas at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London.

Before that, he was victorious against Luigi Vendramini at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Decky Dalton at Cage Warriors 113 on 20th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at BEC Arena, Manchester, England.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Ferguson had been fighting more than Paddy Pimblett.

Going to this contest, Tony Ferguson had last fought 9 months and 23 days ago, while Paddy Pimblett's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 12 days ago.

Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Pimblett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months. 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 Pimblett?

Tony Ferguson was a 5/2 (+250) underdog going into the contest, while Paddy Pimblett made his way into the ring at 3/10 (-330) with oddsmakers.

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