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Who won Villanueva vs Moreira?
Ike Villanueva beat Vinicius Moreira by , during the main card of UFC Fight Island 8, on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ike Villanueva.
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).
Villanueva vs Moreira stats
Ike Villanueva stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vinicius Moreira made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Villanueva had a massive power advantage over Moreira, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Moreira's 11%.
Ike Villanueva was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Moreira had a height advantage of 3 inches over Villanueva. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Villanueva was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Moreira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 51 to Moreira's 18.