Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Machado vs Cancio?
Andrew Cancio beat Alberto Machado by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Rey Vargas beating Franklin Manzanilla for the WBC World Super Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz defeated Charles Huerta.
Machado vs Cancio stats
Back in February 2019, Alberto Machado stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andrew Cancio made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Machado had a slight advantage in power over Cancio, with a 81% knock out percentage over Cancio's 74%.
Alberto Machado was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Machado had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cancio. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Alberto Machado & Andrew Cancio fought out of an orthodox stance.
Machado was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 7 months later than Cancio, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 90 to Cancio's 146.
Andrew Cancio was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Machado vs Cancio form
Machado had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Yuandale Evans on 27th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael Mensah on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jezreel Corrales on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, Afghanistan.
Before that, he had won against Carlos Morales on 18th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
He had beat Juan Jose Martinez on 1st April 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Complejo Ferial, Ponce.
Cancio had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Dardan Zenunaj on 17th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Aidar Sharibayev on 12th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had lost to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
He had won against Hugo Fidel Cazares on 25th March 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alberto Machado had been fighting more than Andrew Cancio.
Going to this contest, Alberto Machado had last fought 3 months and 13 days ago, while Andrew Cancio's last outing had been 5 months and 23 days ago.
Machado's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Cancio's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Machado vs Cancio 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 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Machado vs Cancio?
Machado vs Cancio was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Machado vs Cancio?
Alberto Machado was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Andrew Cancio made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.