Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Machado vs Mensah?
Alberto Machado beat Rafael Mensah by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 120-107, 120-107 in favor of winner Alberto Machado.
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 Jaime Munguia's and Liam Smith's clash for the WBO World Junior Middleweight championship.
Machado vs Mensah stats
Back in July 2018, Alberto Machado stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rafael Mensah made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 31 wins and 0 draws, with 23 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Machado had a slight advantage in power over Mensah, with a 84% knock out percentage over Mensah's 74%.
Alberto Machado was the older man by 33 years, at 28 years old.
Both Alberto Machado & Rafael Mensah fought out of an orthodox stance.
Machado was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 11 months later than Mensah, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 95 less professional rounds, 90 to Mensah's 185.
Rafael Mensah was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Machado's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Machado vs Mensah start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Machado vs Mensah?
Alberto Machado was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Rafael Mensah made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.