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Who won Pedraza vs Molina?
Jose Pedraza beat Javier Molina by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th September 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 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).
Also, on the undercard Efe Ajagba beat Jonathan Rice and Robeisy Ramirez defeated Felix Caraballo.
Pedraza vs Molina stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pedraza had a slight advantage in power over Molina, with a 48% knock out percentage over Molina's 41%.
Jose Pedraza was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Molina had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pedraza. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Pedraza & Javier Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pedraza was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 10 months later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 106 more professional rounds, 260 to Molina's 154.
Pedraza vs Molina form
Pedraza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had beat Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Pedraza vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Pedraza vs Molina?
Pedraza vs Molina was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Pedraza vs Molina?
Jose Pedraza was a 11/20 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Javier Molina made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.