Zac Pauga
Pauga
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Feb 18 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Jordan Wright
Wright
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5-1-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 29-28
UD 3
12-4-0

The tape

Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
N/A
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDUDKO
Form
KOSUBKOKOKO
5
Wins
12
1
By KO
7
20
KO%
58
0
By SUB
5
0
SUB%
42
1
Loses
4
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2020
Debut
2014
6
Bouts
17
15
Rounds
20
1 hours, 7 minutes
Fight Time
39 minutes, 12 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Zac Pauga vs Jordan Wright report

Who won Pauga vs Wright?

Zac Pauga beat Jordan Wright by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of the winner Zac Pauga.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Pauga vs Wright stats

Zac Pauga stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jordan Wright made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Zac Pauga's UFC record stood at 1-3-0, while Jordan Wright's came in at 2-5-0.

The stats suggested Wright had a massive power advantage over Pauga, boasting a 58% knock out percentage over Pauga's 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Wright had a massive advantage over Pauga, boasting a 42% submission rate over Pauga's 0%.

Zac Pauga was the younger man by 32 years, at years old.

Wright had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pauga.

Pauga was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 5 years and 8 months later than Wright, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 22 to Wright's 23.

Pauga vs Wright form

Jordan Wright had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Du ko Todorovi at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marc Andr Barriault at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Bruno Silva at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jamie Pickett at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

He had beaten Gabriel Checco at LFA 80 on 17th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Route 66 Casino Hotel, Albuquerque.

Activity check

Pauga's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Wright's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Pauga vs Wright?

Zac Pauga was a 19/50 (-260) favourite going into the contest, while Jordan Wright made his way into the ring at 21/10 (+210) with oddsmakers.

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