Belts on The Line
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Who won Porter vs Ugas?
Shawn Porter beat Yordenis Ugas by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 116-112, 111-117 in favor of winner Shawn Porter.
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).
This contest was for the WBC welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Damien Vazquez lost to Juan Carlos Payano and Efe Ajagba defeated Amir Mansour.
Porter vs Ugas stats
Back in March 2019, Shawn Porter stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yordenis Ugas made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Porter had advantage in power over Ugas, with a 59% knock out percentage over Ugas' 48%.
Shawn Porter was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Ugas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Porter. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Shawn Porter & Yordenis Ugas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Porter was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Ugas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 253 to Ugas' 230.
Yordenis Ugas was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 147lb division.
Porter vs Ugas form
Porter had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Danny Garcia on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Adrian Granados on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andre Berto on 22nd April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Keith Thurman on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Adrien Broner on 20th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Ugas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jonathan Batista on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ray Robinson on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Thomas Dulorme on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Nelson Lara on 25th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Mississippi.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yordenis Ugas had been fighting more than Shawn Porter.
Going to this contest, Shawn Porter had last fought 6 months and 1 day ago, while Yordenis Ugas' last outing had been 6 months and 1 day ago.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Ugas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Porter vs Ugas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Porter vs Ugas?
Porter vs Ugas was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Porter vs Ugas?
Shawn Porter was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Yordenis Ugas made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.