Who won Ferreira vs Gillespie?
Gregor Gillespie beat Diego Ferreira by knockout in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC Vegas 26, on Saturday 8th May 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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).
Ferreira vs Gillespie stats
Diego Ferreira stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Gregor Gillespie made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Gillespie had a large advantage in power over Ferreira, boosting at 46% knock out percentage over Ferreira's 18%.
Diego Ferreira was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Ferreira had a height advantage of 2 inches over Gillespie. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Ferreira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Gillespie, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 46 to Gillespie's 22.
Ferreira vs Gillespie form
Gillespie had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he Kevin Lee at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Yancy Medeiros at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica.
Before that, he had defeated Jordan Rinaldi at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
He had won against Jason Gonzalez at UFC Fight Night 116 on 16th September 2017 by submission in the 2nd round at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh.
Ferreira's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Gillespie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.