Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Esparza vs Ortiz?
Marlen Esparza beat Anabel Ortiz by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th December 2021 at AT&T Center in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 99-90, 95-94, 100-88 in favor of winner Marlen Esparza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gilberto Ramirez beating Yunieski Gonzalez for the WBA World Light Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Lamont Roach beat Rene Alvarado and Seniesa Estrada defeated Maria Micheo Santizo.
Esparza vs Ortiz stats
Marlen Esparza stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anabel Ortiz made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz had a slight advantage in power over Esparza, with a 13% knock out percentage over Esparza's 10%.
Marlen Esparza was the younger man by 35 years, at years old.
Esparza had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ortiz. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Marlen Esparza & Anabel Ortiz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Esparza was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 2 months later than Ortiz, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 226 less professional rounds, 82 to Ortiz's 308.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anabel Ortiz had been fighting more than Marlen Esparza.
Going to this contest, Marlen Esparza had last fought 7 months and 10 days ago, while Anabel Ortiz's last outing had been 10 months and 9 days ago.
What time did Esparza vs Ortiz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at AT&T Center, Texas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Esparza vs Ortiz?
Marlen Esparza was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Anabel Ortiz made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.