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Who won Rua vs Nogueira?
Maur cio Rua beat Ant nio Rog rio Nogueira by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 3, on Saturday 25th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Maur cio Rua.
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).
Rua vs Nogueira stats
Maur cio Rua stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ant nio Rog rio Nogueira made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Rua had a massive power advantage over Nogueira, boasting at 81% knock out percentage over Nogueira's 35%.
Maur cio Rua was the younger man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Nogueira had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rua. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Rua was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 1 year and 2 months later than Nogueira, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 84 to Nogueira's 71.
Rua's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.