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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 2 years, at 31 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 6 more professional rounds, 69 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 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 beat 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 won against 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 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.
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.
Kevin Lee had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Kevin Lee.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 9 months and 5 days ago, while Kevin Lee's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 3 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.
Lee's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.