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Who won Oliveira vs Lee?
Charles Oliveira beat Kevin Lee by submission in the 3rd round, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 28, on Saturday 14th March 2020 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia.
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).
Oliveira vs Lee stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Kevin Lee made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Lee had advantage in power over Oliveira, with a 17% knock out percentage over Oliveira's 0%.
Charles Oliveira was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Oliveira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lee. Despite this, Lee had 2-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years earlier than Lee, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 73 to Lee's 63.
Oliveira vs Lee form
Oliveira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this 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, Brazil.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated Will Brooks at UFC 210 on 8th April 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at KeyBank Center, Buffalo.
Kevin Lee had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
Before that, he had won against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
He had been beaten by Tony Ferguson 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, Kevin Lee had been fighting more than Charles Oliveira.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 1 day ago, while Kevin Lee's last outing had been 2 years, 6 months and 15 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Lee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.