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Who won Pedraza vs LesPierre?
Jose Pedraza beat Mikkel LesPierre by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 100-88, 99-89, 99-89 in favor of winner Jose Pedraza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Ramirez vs Allen.
Pedraza vs LesPierre stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mikkel LesPierre made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pedraza had a slight advantage in power over LesPierre, with a 50% knock out percentage over LesPierre's 45%.
Jose Pedraza was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Both Jose Pedraza & Mikkel LesPierre fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pedraza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 3 months earlier than LesPierre, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 250 to LesPierre's 135.
Pedraza vs LesPierre form
Pedraza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
He had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Pedraza vs LesPierre start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Pedraza vs LesPierre?
Pedraza vs LesPierre was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Pedraza vs LesPierre?
Jose Pedraza was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Mikkel LesPierre made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.