VS
Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
28-3-5
TKO 6

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  • 45-50
TKO 6
26-0-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
26
5' 3" / 159 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

UDRTDUDUDMD
Form
UDKOUDTKOTKO
28
Wins
26
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
3
Loses
0
5
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

3
The Ring
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Alejandro Santiago vs Junto Nakatani report


Who won Santiago vs Nakatani?

Junto Nakatani beat Alejandro Santiago by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 kg).

This contest was for the WBC bantamweight championship of the world.

Also on the undercard Takuma Inoue beat Jerwin Ancajas for the WBA World Bantamweight championship, Kosei Tanaka defeated Christian Eduardo Bacasegua for the WBO World Junior Bantamweight belt, and Jonas Sultan was defeated by Riku Masuda.

Santiago vs Nakatani stats

Back in February 2024, Alejandro Santiago stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 losses, and 5 draws.

Junto Nakatani made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws.

Alejandro Santiago was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.

Nakatani had a height advantage of 4 inches over Santiago. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Alejandro Santiago fought out of the orthodox stance, while Junto Nakatani was a southpaw.

Santiago was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Nakatani, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 87 more professional rounds, totaling 223 compared to Nakatani's 136.

Junto Nakatani was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 118lb division.

Santiago vs Nakatani form

Santiago 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 defeated Nonito Donaire on July 29, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Antonio Nieves on October 29, 2022, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gary Antonio Russell on November 27, 2021, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Park Theater, Nevada.

Before that, he had drawn with Jerwin Ancajas on September 28, 2018, by split draw in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, California.

He had drawn with Jose Martinez on March 24, 2018, by split draw at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Nakatani remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Argi Cortes on September 18, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.

Prior to that, he had beaten Andrew Moloney on May 20, 2023, by knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Francisco Rodriguez Jr on November 1, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Before that, he had beaten Ryota Yamauchi on April 9, 2022, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.

He had defeated Angel Acosta on September 10, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Tucson, Arizona, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Junto Nakatani had been fighting more than Alejandro Santiago.

Going into this contest, Alejandro Santiago had last fought 6 months and 26 days ago, while Junto Nakatani's last outing had been 5 months and 6 days ago.

Santiago's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 11 months, which means he had been fighting approximately every 1 year, 2 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Nakatani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Santiago vs Nakatani start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Santiago vs Nakatani?

The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

What were the odds on Santiago vs Nakatani?

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