Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Oubaali vs Villanueva?
Nordine Oubaali beat Arthur Villanueva by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan (Astana).
The scorecards were announced as 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.
Also, on the undercard David Oliver Joyce was victorious over Breilor Teran and Zhankhozh Turarov beat Mauro Maximiliano Godoy.
Oubaali vs Villanueva stats
Nordine Oubaali stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arthur Villanueva made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Oubaali had advantage in power over Villanueva, with a 73% knock out percentage over Villanueva's 56%.
Nordine Oubaali was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Villanueva had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oubaali. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Nordine Oubaali & Arthur Villanueva fought out of an orthodox stance.
Oubaali was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 3 months later than Villanueva, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 153 less professional rounds, 98 to Villanueva's 251.
Arthur Villanueva was ranked number 15 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Oubaali's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.7 rounds on average.
What time did Oubaali vs Villanueva start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 PM UTC at Barys Arena, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, which was 12:00 PM EST or 9:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Oubaali vs Villanueva?
Nordine Oubaali was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Arthur Villanueva made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.