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Who won Rong vs Vargas?
Rodrigo Vargas beat Zhu Rong by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 261, on Saturday 24th April 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rodrigo Vargas.
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).
Rong vs Vargas stats
Zhu Rong stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Rodrigo Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Rong had a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 69% knock out percentage over Vargas' 64%.
Zhu Rong was the younger man by 14 years, at 22 years old.
Rong had a height advantage of 3 inches over Vargas. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Rong was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 8 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 42 to Vargas' 0.