Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won McLaren vs Xie?
Reece McLaren beat Wei Xie by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of ONE Championship – Pacio vs. Brooks, on Friday 3rd June 2022 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
McLaren vs Xie stats
Reece McLaren stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Wei Xie made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Xie had a massive power advantage over McLaren, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over McLaren's 21%.
Reece McLaren was the older man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
McLaren was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 4 months earlier than Xie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 53 to Xie's 44.
McLaren vs Xie form
McLaren had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE on TNT 3 on 21st April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had beat Aleksi Toivonen at ONE Championship – Reign of Dynasties on 9th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gary Mangat at ONE Championship – Mark of Greatness on 6th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
He had beat Tatsumitsu Wada at ONE Championship – Battle for the Heavens on 7th July 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China.
Wei Xie had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Dae Hwan Kim at ONE Championship – Battleground 3 on 27th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kantharaj Shankar Agasa at ONE Championship – Full Blast on 28th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chan Rothana at ONE Championship – Collision Course on 18th December 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had lost to Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
He had defeated Rockie Bactol at ONE Warrior Series 9 on 4th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in Singapore.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Wei Xie had been fighting more than Reece McLaren.
Going to this contest, Reece McLaren had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 30 days ago, while Wei Xie's last outing had been 9 months and 24 days ago.
McLaren's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Xie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.