Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Ellis vs Rocha?
Rashidi Ellis beat Alexis Rocha by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 30th October 2020 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 115-113 in favor of winner Rashidi Ellis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jaime Munguia beating Tureano Johnson. Also, on the undercard Elwin Soto beat Carlos Buitrago for the WBO World Junior Flyweight belt.
Ellis vs Rocha stats
Rashidi Ellis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexis Rocha made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ellis had a slight advantage in power over Rocha, with a 64% knock out percentage over Rocha's 63%.
Rashidi Ellis was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Rocha had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ellis. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Rashidi Ellis fought out of the orthodox stance, while Alexis Rocha was a southpaw.
Ellis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Rocha, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 103 to Rocha's 102.
Rashidi Ellis went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 11 by the IBF at welterweight.
Alexis Rocha was ranked number 14 by the WBC and 13 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Ellis vs Rocha form
Rocha had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jeovanis Barraza on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 9th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rashidi Ellis on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brad Solomon on 14th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Honda Center, California.
Before that, he had beat Roberto Valenzuela Jr on 13th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Hehad defeated Berlin Abreu on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 8th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Rocha's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Ellis vs Rocha start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Ellis vs Rocha?
Ellis vs Rocha was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Ellis vs Rocha?
Rashidi Ellis was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alexis Rocha made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.