Belts on The Line
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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 vacant 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 36 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 68 less professional rounds, 98 to Warren's 166.
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
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 won against 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 won against 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.
He had beat Javier Gallo on 6th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Oubaali's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Warren's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 7 months. 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 (-290) favourite going into the contest, while Rau’shee Warren made his way into the ring at 267/100 (+270) with oddsmakers.