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Who won Pacquiao vs Ugas?
Yordenis Ugas beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st August 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 112-116, 112-116 in favor of winner Yordenis Ugas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Carlos Castro was victorious over Oscar Escandon, Victor Ortiz lost to Robert Guerrero and Mark Magsayo defeated Julio Ceja.
Pacquiao vs Ugas stats
Manny Pacquiao stepped into the ring with a record of 62 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yordenis Ugas made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pacquiao had advantage in power over Ugas, with a 63% knock out percentage over Ugas' 46%.
Manny Pacquiao was the older man by 8 years, at 43 years old.
Ugas had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pacquiao. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Manny Pacquiao fought out of the southpaw stance, while Yordenis Ugas was an orthodox fighter.
Pacquiao was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 41 more fights, and made his debut in 1995, 15 years and 5 months earlier than Ugas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 290 more professional rounds, 498 to Ugas' 208.
Manny Pacquiao went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 3 by the IBF at welterweight.
Pacquiao vs Ugas form
Pacquiao had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Lucas Martin Matthysse on 15th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on 2nd July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jessie Vargas on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Timothy Bradley Jr on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr on 2nd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight, WBA Super World Welterweight, WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Ugas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Abel Ramos on 6th September 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Dallas Jr on 1st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi.
Going into that contest, he had won against Omar Figueroa Jr on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Shawn Porter on 9th March 2019 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Hehad defeated Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yordenis Ugas had been fighting more than Manny Pacquiao.
Going to this contest, Manny Pacquiao had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 13 days ago, while Yordenis Ugas' last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 22 days ago.
Pacquiao's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Ugas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Pacquiao vs Ugas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Pacquiao vs Ugas?
Manny Pacquiao was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Yordenis Ugas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.