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Who won Valdez vs Velez?
Oscar Valdez beat Jayson Velez by technical knockout in the 10th round on Tuesday 21st July 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Also, on the undercard Edgar Berlanga was victorious over Eric Moon and Isaac Dogboe beat Chris Avalos.
Valdez vs Velez stats
Back in July 2020, Oscar Valdez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Velez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Valdez had a slight advantage in power over Velez, with a 78% knock out percentage over Velez's 72%.
Oscar Valdez was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Velez had a height advantage of 4 inches over Valdez. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Oscar Valdez & Jayson Velez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valdez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year later than Velez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 214 to Velez's 231.
Oscar Valdez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO at super featherweight.
Valdez vs Velez form
Valdez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jason Sanchez on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carmine Tommasone on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had won against Genesis Servania on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson.
Velez had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jaime Arboleda on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight eliminator fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ryan Garcia on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Rene Alvarado on 15th July 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Before that, he had been beaten by Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
He had lost to Ronny Rios on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oscar Valdez had been fighting more than Jayson Velez.
Going to this contest, Oscar Valdez had last fought 7 months and 21 days ago, while Jayson Velez's last outing had been 5 months and 13 days ago.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Velez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Valdez vs Velez 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 Valdez vs Velez?
Valdez vs Velez was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Valdez vs Velez?
Oscar Valdez was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Jayson Velez made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.