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Who won Budler vs Soto?
Hekkie Budler beat Elwin Soto by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th June 2022 at Palenque Fex in Baja California.
The scorecards were announced as 114-113, 114-113, 114-113 in favor of winner Hekkie Budler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
Budler vs Soto stats
Hekkie Budler stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Elwin Soto made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Soto had a massive power advantage over Budler, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Budler's 30%.
Hekkie Budler was the older man by 9 years, at 34 years old.
Budler had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Hekkie Budler & Elwin Soto fought out of an orthodox stance.
Budler was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 9 years and 3 months earlier than Soto, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 195 more professional rounds, 309 to Soto's 114.
Budler vs Soto form
Soto had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jonathan Gonzalez on 16th October 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Flyweight championship fight at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Katsunari Takayama on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Flyweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had won against Carlos Buitrago on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Flyweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had beat Javier Alejandro Rendon on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California, Mexico.
He had defeated Edward Heno on 24th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Flyweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Budler's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Soto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Budler vs Soto start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 2:00 AM UTC at Palenque Fex, Baja California, Mexico, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Budler vs Soto?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Budler vs Soto?
Hekkie Budler was a 4/1 (+400) underdog going into the contest, while Elwin Soto made his way into the ring at 17/100 (-588) with oddsmakers.