StubHub Center, Carson, United States
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Nietes vs Sosa?
Donnie Nietes beat Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th September 2016 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Donnie Nietes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
Nietes vs Sosa stats
Donnie Nietes stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Edgar Sosa made his way to the ring with a record of 52 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested that Nietes and Sosa have similar power, both with a 58% knock out percentage.
Donnie Nietes was the younger man by 3 years, at 38 years old.
Sosa had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Donnie Nietes & Edgar Sosa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nietes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2003, 3 year later than Sosa, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 93 less professional rounds, 368 to Sosa's 461.
Nietes vs Sosa form
Nietes had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Edgar Sosa on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Juan Alejo on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Flyweight and The Ring Junior Flyweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
He had beat Francisco Rodriguez Jr on 11th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Flyweight and The Ring Junior Flyweight championship fight at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.
Nietes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Nietes vs Sosa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Nietes vs Sosa?
Donnie Nietes was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Edgar Sosa made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.