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Who won Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza?
Egidijus Kavaliauskas beat Roberto Arriaza by knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 16th November 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was a final eliminator for the WBO welterweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Maurice Hooker's and Alex Saucedo's clash for the WBO World Junior Welterweight championship.
Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza stats
Back in November 2018, Egidijus Kavaliauskas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roberto Arriaza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kavaliauskas had a slight advantage in power over Arriaza, with a 80% knock out percentage over Arriaza's 76%.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Both Egidijus Kavaliauskas & Roberto Arriaza fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kavaliauskas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 month later than Arriaza, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 130 to Arriaza's 73.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF at welterweight.
Roberto Arriaza was ranked number 8 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Kavaliauskas' last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza?
Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Kavaliauskas vs Arriaza?
Egidijus Kavaliauskas was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Roberto Arriaza made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.