DC Armory, Washington, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Vargas vs Ali?
Jessie Vargas beat Sadam Ali by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 5th March 2016 at DC Armory in Washington.
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 WBO welterweight championship of the world.
Vargas vs Ali stats
Jessie Vargas stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sadam Ali made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ali had a large advantage in power over Vargas, boosting at 59% knock out percentage over Vargas' 35%.
Jessie Vargas was the same age as Sadam Ali, at 33 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ali. Despite this, Ali had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jessie Vargas & Sadam Ali fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 months earlier than Ali, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 263 more professional rounds, 263 to Ali's 0.
Vargas' last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Ali?
Jessie Vargas was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Sadam Ali made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.