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Who won Ugas vs Figueroa Jr?
Yordenis Ugas beat Omar Figueroa Jr by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 119-107, 119-107, 119-107 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 fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Keith Thurman for the WBA Super World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant beat Mike Lee for the IBF World Super Middleweight belt, Luis Nery defeated Juan Carlos Payano, Sergey Lipinets was victorious over Jayar Inson and Efe Ajagba beat Ali Eren Demirezen.
Ugas vs Figueroa Jr stats
Back in July 2019, Yordenis Ugas stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Omar Figueroa Jr made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 1 draw, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Figueroa Jr had advantage in power over Ugas, with a 68% knock out percentage over Ugas' 48%.
Yordenis Ugas was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Ugas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Figueroa Jr. Despite this, Figueroa Jr had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Yordenis Ugas & Omar Figueroa Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ugas was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year later than Figueroa Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 68 more professional rounds, 230 to Figueroa Jr's 162.
Yordenis Ugas went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC at welterweight.
Ugas vs Figueroa Jr form
Ugas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Shawn Porter on 9th March 2019 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jonathan Batista on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Ray Robinson on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Nevada.
He had won against Thomas Dulorme on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Figueroa Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated John Molina Jr on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Los Angeles, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Guerrero on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Antonio DeMarco on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Before that, he had won against Ricky Burns on 9th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo.
He had beat Daniel Estrada on 16th August 2014 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yordenis Ugas had been fighting more than Omar Figueroa Jr.
Going to this contest, Yordenis Ugas had last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Omar Figueroa Jr's last outing had been 5 months and 4 days ago.
Ugas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Figueroa Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Ugas vs Figueroa Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ugas vs Figueroa Jr?
Yordenis Ugas was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Omar Figueroa Jr made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.