Belts on The Line
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Who won Nietes vs Palicte?
Donnie Nietes drew with Aston Palicte by split draw on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 118-110, 114-114, meaning it was a split draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Juan Francisco Estrada beating Felipe Orucuta. Also, on the undercard Kazuto Ioka defeated McWilliams Arroyo.
Nietes vs Palicte stats
Donnie Nietes stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aston Palicte made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Palicte had a large advantage in power over Nietes, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Nietes' 56%.
Donnie Nietes was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Palicte had a height advantage of 5 inches over Nietes. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Donnie Nietes & Aston Palicte fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nietes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Palicte, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 227 more professional rounds, 368 to Palicte's 141.
Donnie Nietes went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super flyweight.
Aston Palicte was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 115lb division.
Nietes vs Palicte form
Nietes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Aston Palicte on 8th September 2018 by split draw in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Reveco on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Komgrich Nantapech on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines.
Before that, he had won against Edgar Sosa on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
He had beat Raul Garcia on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Flyweight and The Ring Junior Flyweight championship fight at University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Nietes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Palicte's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Nietes vs Palicte start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Nietes vs Palicte?
Nietes vs Palicte was broadcast on HBO in the US.
What were the odds on Nietes vs Palicte?
Donnie Nietes was a 29/100 (-344) favourite going into the contest, while Aston Palicte made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.