Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Russell vs Santiago?
Gary Antonio Russell beat Alejandro Santiago Barrios by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 27th November 2021 at Park Theater in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 95-95, 96-94, 96-94 in favor of winner Gary Antonio Russell.
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 Brandon Figueroa losing to Stephen Fulton for the WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Raeese Aleem beat Eduardo Baez.
Russell vs Santiago stats
Gary Antonio Russell stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alejandro Santiago Barrios made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 5 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Russell had advantage in power over Barrios, with a 67% knock out percentage over Barrios' 54%.
Gary Antonio Russell was the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Russell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Barrios. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Gary Antonio Russell & Alejandro Santiago Barrios fought out of an orthodox stance.
Russell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 1 month later than Barrios, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 108 less professional rounds, 80 to Barrios' 188.
Gary Antonio Russell went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA and 8 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Alejandro Santiago Barrios was ranked number 7 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Russell vs Santiago form
Russell remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he Emmanuel Rodriguez on 14th August 2021 by in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 19th December 2020 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jesus Martinez on 8th February 2020 by technical decision in the 6th round at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had won against Samuel Gutierrez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
He had beat Francisco Pedroza on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Barrios had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Jose Martinez on 24th March 2018 by split draw at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Going into that contest, he had defeated David Godinez on 8th December 2017 by knockout at Gimnasio Independencia, Baja California, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Efrain Gonzalez on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Swatmeet Las Californias, Baja California.
Hehad defeated Samuel Medina on 26th May 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Salon Mezzanine, Baja California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gary Antonio Russell had been fighting more than Alejandro Santiago Barrios.
Going to this contest, Gary Antonio Russell had last fought 9 months and 5 days ago, while Alejandro Santiago Barrios' last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 21 days ago.
Russell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Barrios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Russell vs Santiago start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Park Theater, Nevada, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Russell vs Santiago?
Russell vs Santiago was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Russell vs Santiago?
Gary Antonio Russell was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alejandro Santiago Barrios made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.