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Who won Preux vs Rua?
Ovince St. Preux beat Mauricio Rua by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 274, on Saturday 7th May 2022 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 28-29 in favor of winner Ovince St. Preux.
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).
Preux vs Rua stats
Ovince St. Preux stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Mauricio Rua made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Rua had a large advantage in power over St. Preux, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over St. Preux's 48%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested St. Preux had a large advantage over Rua, boasting at 32% submission rate over Rua's 4%.
Ovince St. Preux was the younger man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
St. Preux had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rua. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
St. Preux's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rua's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 year and 10 months later than Rua, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 91 to Rua's 85.
Preux vs Rua form
St. Preux had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Tanner Boser at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jamahal Hill at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alonzo Menifield at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rua had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Paul Craig at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ant nio Rog rio Nogueira at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Paul Craig at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split draw in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Before that, he had defeated Tyson Pedro at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
He had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ovince St. Preux had been fighting more than Mauricio Rua.
Going to this contest, Ovince St. Preux had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 12 days ago, while Mauricio Rua's last outing had been 3 years and 17 days ago.
St. Preux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Rua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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