StageWorks, Louisiana, United States
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Villa vs Cervera?
Ruben Villa beat Ruben Cervera by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Friday 11th January 2019 at StageWorks in Louisiana.
The scorecards were announced as 80-72, 80-72, 80-72 in favor of winner Ruben Villa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Villa vs Cervera stats
Ruben Villa stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ruben Cervera made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Cervera had a massive power advantage over Villa, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Villa's 36%.
Ruben Villa was the older man by 1 year, at 25 years old.
Cervera had a height advantage of 2 inches over Villa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Ruben Villa fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ruben Cervera was an orthodox fighter.
Villa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 months later than Cervera, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 123 to Cervera's 45.
Villa vs Cervera form
Ruben Villa had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas on 20th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at La Hacienda Event Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luis Alberto Lopez on 10th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ruben Cervera on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at StageWorks, Louisiana.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Carrizoza on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Salinas Storm House, California.
He had beat Jose Santos Gonzalez on 24th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
Villa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Villa vs Cervera?
Ruben Villa was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ruben Cervera made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.