Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Vargas vs Rios?
Rey Vargas beat Ronny Rios by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th August 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rey Vargas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.
Vargas vs Rios stats
Back in August 2017, Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ronny Rios made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Rey Vargas was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rios. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Rey Vargas & Ronny Rios fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rios', having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 5 months later than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 234 to Rios' 229.
Ronny Rios was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 122lb division.
Vargas vs Rios form
Vargas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Gavin McDonnell on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexis Boureima Kabore on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Christian Esquivel on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had won against Lucian Gonzalez on 5th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico.
He had beat Edward Mansito on 23rd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Rios start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Vargas vs Rios?
Vargas vs Rios was broadcast on HBO in the US.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Rios?
Rey Vargas was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Ronny Rios made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.