Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Benavidez vs Ellis?
David Benavidez beat Ronald Ellis by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 13th March 2021 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Also, on the undercard Jamontay Clark was defeated by Terrell Gausha and Isaac Cruz beat Jose Matias Romero.
Benavidez vs Ellis stats
David Benavidez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ronald Ellis made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had advantage in power over Ellis, with a 87% knock out percentage over Ellis' 67%.
David Benavidez was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Benavidez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ellis. Despite this, Ellis had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both David Benavidez & Ronald Ellis fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benavidez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 6 months later than Ellis, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 118 to Ellis' 103.
David Benavidez went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC at super middleweight.
Ronald Ellis was ranked number 8 by the WBC in the 168lb division.
Benavidez vs Ellis form
Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had won against Ronald Gavril on 8th September 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, Afghanistan.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Ellis' last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Benavidez vs Ellis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Benavidez vs Ellis?
David Benavidez was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Ronald Ellis made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.