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Who won Ajagba vs Rice?
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 was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jose Pedraza beating Javier Molina. Also, on the undercard Robeisy Ramirez defeated Felix Caraballo.
Ajagba vs Rice stats
Back in September 2020, Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 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 7-inch reach advantage.
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, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 83 to Rice's 107.
Efe Ajagba went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA and 14 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Ajagba vs Rice form
Ajagba had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
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.
Jonathan Rice had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Demsey McKean on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Star, Gold Coast, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.
Before that, he had defeated Misael Sanchez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.
He had beat Misael Sanchez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jonathan Rice had been fighting more than Efe Ajagba.
Going to this contest, Efe Ajagba had last fought 6 months and 12 days ago, while Jonathan Rice's last outing had been 6 months and 12 days ago.
Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Rice's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 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.
What were the odds on Ajagba vs Rice?
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