Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Melikuziev vs Sierra?
Bektemir Melikuziev beat Ulises Sierra by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 28th January 2023 at YouTube Theater in Inglewood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Alexis Rocha beating George Ashie. Also, on the undercard Oscar Collazo defeated Yudel Reyes for the WBO World Junior Flyweight belt and Floyd Schofield was victorious over Alberto Mercado.
Melikuziev vs Sierra stats
Bektemir Melikuziev stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Ulises Sierra made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws.
Bektemir Melikuziev was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Sierra had a height advantage of 3 inches over Melikuziev.
Bektemir Melikuziev fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ulises Sierra was an orthodox fighter.
Melikuziev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 6 year and 11 months later than Sierra, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 42 to Sierra's 89.
Melikuziev vs Sierra form
Melikuziev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Sladan Janjanin on 6th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Zegarra on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at USC Galen Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergei Ekimov on 17th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gabriel Rosado on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Don Haskins Center, Texas, United States.
He had won against Morgan Fitch on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Melikuziev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Sierra's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Melikuziev vs Sierra start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Melikuziev vs Sierra?
Bektemir Melikuziev was a 1/33 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Ulises Sierra made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.