Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Price vs Oliveira?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Price vs Oliveira stats
Niko Price stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Alex Oliveira made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Price had advantage in power over Oliveira, with a 71% knock out percentage over Oliveira's 55%.
Niko Price was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Price had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oliveira. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Price was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 months later than Oliveira, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 38 to Oliveira's 71.
Price vs Oliveira form
Niko Price had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Michel Pereira at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against James Vick at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Before that, he had been beaten by Geoff Neal at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
He had beat Tim Means at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, United States.
Alex Oliveira had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Randy Brown at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by submission in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had won against Max Griffin at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Nicolas Dalby at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
He had been beaten by Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alex Oliveira had been fighting more than Niko Price.
Going to this contest, Niko Price had last fought 3 months and 5 days ago, while Alex Oliveira's last outing had been 5 months and 21 days ago.
Price's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.