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Who won Oliveira vs Gaethje?
Charles Oliveira beat Justin Gaethje by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest was for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.
Oliveira vs Gaethje stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 20 by submission.
Justin Gaethje made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Gaethje had a massive power advantage over Oliveira, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Oliveira's 28%.
Charles Oliveira was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Gaethje had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oliveira. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Gaethje, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 73 to Gaethje's 56.
Oliveira vs Gaethje 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 Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
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.
Gaethje had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Before that, he had beat Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
He had won against Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 5 months and 13 days ago, while Justin Gaethje's last outing had been 6 months and 18 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Gaethje's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.