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Who won Oubaali vs Donaire?
Nonito Donaire beat Nordine Oubaali by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 29th May 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Gary Antuanne Russell beat Jovanie Santiago and Subriel Matias defeated Batyrzhan Jukembayev.
Oubaali vs Donaire stats
Nordine Oubaali stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nonito Donaire made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Oubaali had a slight advantage in power over Donaire, with a 71% knock out percentage over Donaire's 65%.
Nordine Oubaali was the younger man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Donaire had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oubaali. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Nordine Oubaali & Nonito Donaire fought out of an orthodox stance.
Oubaali was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 13 year later than Donaire, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 201 less professional rounds, 98 to Donaire's 299.
Nonito Donaire was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Oubaali vs Donaire form
Oubaali had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Takuma Inoue on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Arthur Villanueva on 6th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Barys Arena, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rau’shee Warren on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Luis Melendez on 7th April 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
He had beat Alejandro Hernandez on 2nd June 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris.
Nonito Donaire had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Naoya Inoue on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Stephon Young on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Cajun Dome, Louisiana, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryan Burnett on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
He had lost to Jessie Magdaleno on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nordine Oubaali had been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.
Going to this contest, Nordine Oubaali had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 3 days ago, while Nonito Donaire's last outing had been 2 years, 9 months and 3 days ago.
Oubaali's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Oubaali vs Donaire start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Oubaali vs Donaire?
Oubaali vs Donaire was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Oubaali vs Donaire?
Nordine Oubaali was a 39/100 (-256) favourite going into the contest, while Nonito Donaire made his way into the ring at 213/100 (+213) with oddsmakers.