Tape rankings @ Lightweight
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 32 years old.
Ferguson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oliveira. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was arguably the more experienced fighter, 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 2 more professional rounds, 73 to Ferguson's 71.
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 Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had won against Jared Gordon at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nik Lentz at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee, United States.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Ferguson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.