Ajagba vs Rice Info
Efe Ajagba beat Jonathan Rice by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th September 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 98-92, 99-91 in favor of winner Efe Ajagba.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ajagba vs Rice stats
Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonathan Rice made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ajagba had advantage in power over Rice, with a 85% knock out percentage over Rice's 69%.
Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Ajagba had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rice.
Both Efe Ajagba & Jonathan Rice fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ajagba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 5 months later than Rice, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 50 to Rice's 85.
Efe Ajagba went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA and 14 by the WBC in the heavyweight division.
Ajagba vs Rice form
Ajagba remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Razvan Cojanu on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Iago Kiladze on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ali Eren Demirezen on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Michael Wallisch on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had beat Amir Mansour on 9th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Rice had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Tony Yoka on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Zénith de Paris, Paris, France.
Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Rice's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Ajagba vs Rice start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ajagba vs Rice?
Ajagba vs Rice was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.