Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Morales vs Pearce?
Jonathan Pearce beat Omar Morales by submission in the 2nd round, during the prelims of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Morales vs Pearce stats
Omar Morales stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Jonathan Pearce made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Pearce had a massive power advantage over Morales, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Morales' 18%.
Omar Morales was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Pearce had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morales. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Morales was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Pearce, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 25 to Pearce's 31.
Pearce's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.