Jul 02 2022
Saturday

Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia

12 rounds contest @ Cruiserweight
Jai Opetaia
Opetaia
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27-1-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-07-02T12:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 4:30am EST / UK - Sat 9:30am

21-0-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
26
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
74.8" / 190 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 3MD 12TKO 3UD 12UD 10
Form
27
Wins
21
19
By KO
17
70
KO%
81
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
152
Pro rounds
85

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
4

Mairis Briedis vs Jai Opetaia preview

When is Briedis vs Opetaia?

Mairis Briedis will square off against Jai Opetaia on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland.

The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

This contest is for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.

Briedis vs Opetaia stats

Mairis Briedis steps into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jai Opetaia will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Opetaia has advantage in power over Briedis, with a 81% knock out percentage over Briedis' 70%.

Mairis Briedis is the older man by 11 years, at 37 years old.

Opetaia has a height advantage of 1 inch over Briedis. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Mairis Briedis & Jai Opetaia fight out of an orthodox stance.

Briedis is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 67 more professional rounds, 152 to Opetaia's 85.

Jai Opetaia is currently ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 200lb division.

Briedis vs Opetaia form

Briedis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Artur Mann on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Previous to that, he had won against Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.

Going into that contest, he had beat Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Before that, he had defeated Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

He had won against Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.

Activity check

Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

What time does Briedis vs Opetaia start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia, which is 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Briedis vs Opetaia?

The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 4:30 AM EST / 1:30 AM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 9:30 AM (BTS).

How do you stream Briedis vs Opetaia?

You can stream Briedis vs Opetaia via Fite.tv on a PPV basis. Once purchased, you can watch on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, and they have apps available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.

The whole event costs $12.99.

You can stream Briedis vs Opetaia via Fite.tv on a PPV basis. Once purchased, you can watch on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, and they have apps available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.

The whole event costs $29.99.

What were the odds on Briedis vs Opetaia?

Jai Opetaia is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Mairis Briedis if you fancy the incredible upset.

Mairis Briedis vs Jai Opetaia news

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