Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Ferreira vs Pettis?
Diego Ferreira beat Anthony Pettis by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC 246, on Saturday 18th January 2020 at T-Mobile Arena 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 Pettis stats
Diego Ferreira 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 22 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Pettis had a massive power advantage over Ferreira, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Ferreira's 0%.
Diego Ferreira was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Pettis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ferreira. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Ferreira was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 year and 5 months later than Pettis, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 50 to Pettis' 85.
Ferreira vs Pettis form
Pettis had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Michael Chiesa at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
He had lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 120 on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk.
Pettis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.