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Who won Pichel vs Roberts?
Vinc Pichel beat Roosevelt Roberts by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN 3, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vinc Pichel.
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).
Pichel vs Roberts stats
Vinc Pichel stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roosevelt Roberts made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Pichel had a massive power advantage over Roberts, boasting at 73% knock out percentage over Roberts' 38%.
Vinc Pichel was the older man by 11 years, at 38 years old.
Roberts had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pichel. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Pichel was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Roberts, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 35 to Roberts' 25.
Pichel vs Roberts form
Roberts had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jim Miller at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Brok Weaver at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vinc Pichel at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Target Center, Minneapolis.
Before that, he had won against Thomas Gifford at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise.
He had beat Tommy Aaron at Bellator 192 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Great Wester Forum, Inglewood.
Roberts' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.