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Who won Verdejo vs Madera?
Felix Verdejo beat Will Madera by technical knockout in the 1st round on Thursday 16th July 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Verdejo vs Madera stats
Felix Verdejo stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Will Madera made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 3 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Verdejo had a slight advantage in power over Madera, with a 62% knock out percentage over Madera's 53%.
Felix Verdejo was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Both Felix Verdejo & Will Madera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Verdejo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 months earlier than Madera, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 144 to Madera's 84.
Felix Verdejo went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at lightweight.
Verdejo vs Madera form
Verdejo 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 defeated Juan Jose Martinez on 11th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Luis Rodriguez on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Going into that contest, he had beat William Silva on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Josenilson Dos Santos on 11th December 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had beat Ivan Najera on 13th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Verdejo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Verdejo vs Madera 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 Verdejo vs Madera?
Verdejo vs Madera was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Verdejo vs Madera?
Felix Verdejo was a 17/100 (-588) favourite going into the contest, while Will Madera made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.