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Who won Ortiz Jr vs Kavaliauskas?
Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 14th August 2021 at The Star in Frisco.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Roger Gutierrez beat Rene Alvarado for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship and Felix Alvarado defeated Israel Vazquez.
Ortiz Jr vs Kavaliauskas stats
Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz Jr had advantage in power over Kavaliauskas, with a 100% knock out percentage over Kavaliauskas' 82%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 10 years, at 23 years old.
Ortiz Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kavaliauskas. Despite this, Kavaliauskas had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Egidijus Kavaliauskas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 year and 4 months later than Kavaliauskas, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 60 less professional rounds, 60 to Kavaliauskas' 120.
Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF at welterweight.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas was ranked number 10 by the WBC and 5 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Ortiz Jr vs Kavaliauskas form
Ortiz Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had won against Antonio Orozco on 10th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Verizon Theatre, Texas.
He had beat Mauricio Herrera on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Kavaliauskas had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mikael Zewski on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Ray Robinson on 30th March 2019 by majority draw at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had defeated Roberto Arriaza on 16th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
Hehad won against Juan Carlos Abreu on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vergil Ortiz Jr had been fighting more than Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Going to this contest, Vergil Ortiz Jr had last fought 6 months and 7 days ago, while Egidijus Kavaliauskas' last outing had been 1 year and 15 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Kavaliauskas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz Jr vs Kavaliauskas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at The Star, Frisco, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Kavaliauskas?
Vergil Ortiz Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Egidijus Kavaliauskas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.