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Who won Oubaali vs Inoue?
Nordine Oubaali beat Takuma Inoue by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Thursday 7th November 2019 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 120-107, 117-110 in favor of winner Nordine Oubaali.
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 vacant WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Nonito Donaire's and Naoya Inoue's clash for the WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship.
Oubaali vs Inoue stats
Nordine Oubaali stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Takuma Inoue made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Oubaali had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Inoue's 23%.
Nordine Oubaali was the older man by 9 years, at 36 years old.
Both Nordine Oubaali & Takuma Inoue fought out of an orthodox stance.
Oubaali's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Inoue's, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 months later than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 60 less professional rounds, 98 to Inoue's 158.
Oubaali vs Inoue form
Oubaali had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rau’shee Warren on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luis Melendez on 7th April 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
Before that, he had won against Alejandro Hernandez on 2nd June 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris.
He had beat Julio Cesar Miranda on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Gymnase du Clos de l'Arche, Seine-Saint-Denis.
Inoue had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Tasana Salapat on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Waldo Sabu on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Before that, he had defeated Kentaro Masuda on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.
He had beat Hiroyuki Kudaka on 30th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Takuma Inoue had been fighting more than Nordine Oubaali.
Going to this contest, Nordine Oubaali had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 29 days ago, while Takuma Inoue's last outing had been 4 years, 1 month and 5 days ago.
Oubaali's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Oubaali vs Inoue start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 AM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 6:30 AM EST or 3:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:30 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Oubaali vs Inoue?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Oubaali vs Inoue?
Nordine Oubaali was a 33/100 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Takuma Inoue made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+230) with oddsmakers.