Verdejo vs Nakatani Info
Felix Verdejo is set to take on Masayoshi Nakatani on Saturday 12th December 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight will appear on the undercard of Shakur Stevenson's and Toka Kahn Clary's clash . Also, on the undercard will be Felix Verdejo's and Masayoshi Nakatani's clash .
Verdejo vs Nakatani stats
Felix Verdejo steps into the ring with a record of 27 wins and 1 loss, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Masayoshi Nakatani will make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins and 1 loss, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Nakatani has a slight advantage in power over Verdejo, with a 67% knock out percentage over Verdejo's 63%.
Felix Verdejo is the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Nakatani has a height advantage of 3 inches over Verdejo. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Felix Verdejo & Masayoshi Nakatani fight out of an orthodox stance.
Verdejo is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 5 months later than Nakatani, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 4 more professional rounds, 135 to Nakatani's 131.
Felix Verdejo goes into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Masayoshi Nakatani is currently ranked number 14 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Verdejo vs Nakatani form
Verdejo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Will Madera on 16th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Manuel Rey Rojas on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bryan Vasquez on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Oliver Flores on 3rd February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had beat Juan Jose Martinez on 11th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Nakatani has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Teofimo Lopez on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Izuki Tomioka on 29th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Amphon Suriyo on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had defeated Ryan Sermona on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.
He had beat Krai Setthaphon on 9th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
In terms of recent activity, Masayoshi Nakatani has been fighting more than Felix Verdejo.
Felix Verdejo last fought 4 months and 15 days ago, while Masayoshi Nakatani's last outing was 1 year 4 months and 12 days ago.
Verdejo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years 1 month and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Nakatani's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time does Verdejo vs Nakatani start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which is around 2:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who is showing Verdejo vs Nakatani?
Verdejo vs Nakatani will be broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight will be broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv PPV UK.
How do you stream Verdejo vs Nakatani?
In the US you can stream Verdejo vs Nakatani on this cable channel via Hula’s Live TV package. You can watch Hulu via your Apple, Android, Firestick, Roku devices, smart TV or your games consoles.
7 days of ESPN / ESPN 2 / FS1 via Hulu Live TV is free, while 1 month costs $44.99.
The ESPN app allows existing ESPN cable subscribers to stream Verdejo vs Nakatani.
The stream is free for existing ESPN customers.
You can currently stream US cards like Verdejo vs Nakatani via Fite.tv on a PPV basis. Once purchased, you can watch on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, and they have apps available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.
The whole event costs £9.99.