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Antonio Nieves vs Alejandro Santiago report
Who won Nieves vs Santiago?
Alejandro Santiago beat Antonio Nieves by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 29th October 2022 at Gila River Arena in Phoenix.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jake Paul's and Anderson Silva's clash.
Nieves vs Santiago stats
Antonio Nieves stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alejandro Santiago made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 5 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nieves had a slight advantage in power over Santiago, with a 55% knock out percentage over Santiago's 50%.
Antonio Nieves was the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.
Nieves had a height advantage of 3 inches over Santiago. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Antonio Nieves & Alejandro Santiago fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nieves was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Santiago, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 70 less professional rounds, 135 to Santiago's 205.
Antonio Nieves went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Alejandro Santiago was ranked number 12 by the WBA and 9 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Nieves vs Santiago form
Santiago had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gary Antonio Russell on 27th November 2021 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Park Theater, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Jerwin Ancajas on 28th September 2018 by split draw in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jose Martinez on 24th March 2018 by split draw at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Before that, he had defeated David Godinez on 8th December 2017 by knockout at Gimnasio Independencia, Baja California, Mexico.
He had beat Efrain Gonzalez on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Swatmeet Las Californias, Baja California.
Nieves' last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Santiago's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Nieves vs Santiago start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Gila River Arena, Phoenix, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Nieves vs Santiago?
Nieves vs Santiago was broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv PPV UK.
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