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Who won Oliveira vs Ferguson?
Charles Oliveira beat Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 256, on Saturday 12th December 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Charles Oliveira.
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).
Oliveira vs Ferguson stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Tony Ferguson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Oliveira and Ferguson have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Charles Oliveira was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oliveira. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Ferguson's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 28 days earlier than Ferguson, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 69 to Ferguson's 69.
Oliveira vs Ferguson form
Oliveira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jared Gordon at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
Before that, he had defeated Nik Lentz at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.
He had won against David Teymur at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Ferguson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on 7th October 2017 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 9 months and 5 days ago, while Tony Ferguson's last outing had been 9 months and 5 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Ferguson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.