Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Rothwell vs Preux?
Ben Rothwell beat Ovince St. Preux by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ben Rothwell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Rothwell vs Preux stats
Ben Rothwell stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Ovince St. Preux made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Rothwell had a large advantage in power over St. Preux, boasting at 76% knock out percentage over St. Preux's 46%.
Ben Rothwell was the older man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Rothwell had a height advantage of 1 inch over St. Preux. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Rothwell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 7 years and 8 months earlier than St. Preux, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 87 to St. Preux's 85.
Rothwell vs Preux form
Ovince St. Preux had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Micha Oleksiejczuk at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nikita Krylov at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Tyson Pedro at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
He had been beaten by Ilir Latifi at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Rothwell's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
St. Preux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.