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Who won Jennings vs Rivas?
Oscar Rivas beat Bryant Jennings by technical knockout in the 12th round on Friday 18th January 2019 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
The undercard featured the clash of Stevenson vs Rosales.
Jennings vs Rivas stats
Bryant Jennings stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar Rivas made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Rivas had a slight advantage in power over Jennings, with a 68% knock out percentage over Jennings' 58%.
Bryant Jennings was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Jennings had a height advantage of 3 inches over Rivas. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Both Bryant Jennings & Oscar Rivas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Jennings was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 months later than Rivas, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 172 to Rivas' 134.
Bryant Jennings went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Oscar Rivas was ranked number 10 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Jennings vs Rivas form
Jennings had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joey Dawejko on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had beat Akhror Muralimov on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Grand Theatre, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Don Haynesworth on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Daniel Martz on 19th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska.
Rivas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Bryant Jennings on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 1st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Herve Hubeaux on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Air Canada Centre, Ontario.
Before that, he had defeated Sergio Ramirez on 19th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Montreal Casino, Quebec.
He had beat Gabriel Enguema on 14th December 2017 by points in the 10th round at Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oscar Rivas had been fighting more than Bryant Jennings.
Going to this contest, Bryant Jennings had last fought 3 years, 11 months and 29 days ago, while Oscar Rivas' last outing had been 3 years, 6 months and 29 days ago.
Jennings' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Rivas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Jennings vs Rivas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Jennings vs Rivas?
Bryant Jennings was a 39/100 (-256) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Rivas made his way into the ring at 11/5 (+220) with oddsmakers.