MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Vargas vs Baez?
Rey Vargas beat Leonardo Baez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 6th November 2021 at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 100-90 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beating Caleb Plant for the WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Anthony Dirrell beat Mark Anthony Hernandez.
Vargas vs Baez stats
Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 34 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Leonardo Baez made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vargas had a slight advantage in power over Baez, with a 65% knock out percentage over Baez's 57%.
Rey Vargas was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Baez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Vargas. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Rey Vargas & Leonardo Baez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Baez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 97 more professional rounds, 222 to Baez's 125.
Vargas vs Baez form
Vargas remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Before that, he had beat Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had defeated Ronny Rios on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Baez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Baez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Baez?
Rey Vargas was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Leonardo Baez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.