Ugas vs Figueroa Jr Info
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 took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Ugas vs Figueroa Jr stats
Yordenis Ugas stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 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 34 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 184 to Figueroa Jr's 148.
Yordenis Ugas went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC in the 147lb division.
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, Omar Figueroa Jr had been fighting more than Yordenis Ugas.
Going to this contest, Yordenis Ugas had last fought 1 year 4 months and 26 days ago, while Omar Figueroa Jr's last outing had been 1 year 5 months and 19 days ago.
Ugas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 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 and 6 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year 1 month and 15 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.
Who broadcast Ugas vs Figueroa Jr?
Ugas vs Figueroa Jr was broadcast on FOX Sports PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV Box Office.