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Who won Warren vs Oubaali?
Nordine Oubaali beat Rau’shee Warren by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th January 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 116-112, 117-111 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 WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Adrien Broner for the WBA World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Marcus Browne beat Badou Jack for the WBA Interim World Light heavyweight belt and Hugo Ruiz defeated Alberto Guevara.
Warren vs Oubaali stats
Nordine Oubaali stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rau’shee Warren made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Oubaali had a massive power advantage over Warren, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Warren's 25%.
Nordine Oubaali was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Warren had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oubaali. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Nordine Oubaali & Rau’shee Warren fought out of an orthodox stance.
Oubaali was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 4 months later than Warren, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 98 to Warren's 160.
Nordine Oubaali went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC at bantamweight.
Rau’shee Warren was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Warren vs Oubaali form
Oubaali had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Takuma Inoue on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rau’shee Warren on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Luis Melendez on 7th April 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
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.
Warren 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 defeated McJoe Arroyo on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Zhanat Zhakiyanov on 10th February 2017 by split decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Huntington Center, Toledo.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 18th June 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
Before that, he had lost to Juan Carlos Payano on 2nd August 2015 by split decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Full Sail University, Winter Park.
Hehad beat Javier Gallo on 6th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nordine Oubaali had been fighting more than Rau’shee Warren.
Going to this contest, Nordine Oubaali had last fought 2 years, 2 months and 22 days ago, while Rau’shee Warren's last outing had been 4 years and 6 months ago.
Oubaali's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Warren's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Warren vs Oubaali start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Warren vs Oubaali?
Nordine Oubaali was a 17/50 (-294) favourite going into the contest, while Rau’shee Warren made his way into the ring at 267/100 (+267) with oddsmakers.