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Who won Berchelt vs Valdez?
Oscar Valdez beat Miguel Berchelt by knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 20th February 2021 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC super featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Gabriel Flores Jr beat Jayson Velez and Esquiva Falcao defeated Artur Akavov.
Berchelt vs Valdez stats
Miguel Berchelt stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar Valdez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 0 draws, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Berchelt had a slight advantage in power over Valdez, with a 89% knock out percentage over Valdez's 79%.
Miguel Berchelt was the same age as Oscar Valdez, at 31 years old.
Berchelt had a height advantage of 2 inches over Valdez. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Miguel Berchelt & Oscar Valdez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Berchelt was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Valdez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 169 to Valdez's 192.
Oscar Valdez was ranked number 1 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Berchelt vs Valdez form
Miguel Berchelt had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Eleazar Valenzuela on 27th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Gimnasio TV Azteca, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jason Sosa on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Francisco Vargas on 11th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Roman on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Don Haskins, El Paso, Texas.
He had beat Jonathan Victor Barros on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Polyforum Zam Na, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Valdez 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 defeated Robson Conceicao on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Casino Del Sol, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Miguel Berchelt on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had beat Jason Sanchez on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oscar Valdez had been fighting more than Miguel Berchelt.
Going to this contest, Miguel Berchelt had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 12 days ago, while Oscar Valdez's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 29 days ago.
Berchelt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Berchelt vs Valdez 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 GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Berchelt vs Valdez?
Miguel Berchelt was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Valdez made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.