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Gervonta Davis def. Ryan Garcia via seventh-round TKO | Highlights | Reax
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The Davis vs. Garcia undercard starts now.
Middleweights Elijah Garcia and Kevin Salgado open the main card.
Elijah Garcia vs. Kevin Salgado
Round 1: Salgado comes out smacking his jab against Garcia’s gloves. Garcia counters with a jab of his own. Another jab scores for Garcia. Salgado with a winging punch that Garcia blocks. Salgado with a solid uppercut inside. He scores with a combination to the body and head. Garcia hits a straight left. There’s another left from Garcia. Great output from both fighters so far. Garcia goes to the body. Salgado loads up a body shot. Garcia having difficulty connecting with his lefts. Salgado backs Garcia up with a clean body-head counter.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Salgado.
Round 2: Salgado pokes at the body. Garcia keeping him at range with his jab. Body shots traded. There’s a stiff left by Garcia. Salgado goes to a lead uppercut to advance. He’s creating openings off of his body work. Garcia tags Salgado with a right hook. Salgado getting loose with his right hand. There’s that lead uppercut again. Good rip to the body by Salgado. He fires a body shot right down the middle. Glancing left by Garcia closes the round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Salgado. Overall, 20-18 Salgado.
Round 3: Salgado with a right to the body as he backs up. Garcia with a couple of short shots inside. Big right uppercut by Salgado. He’s continuing to mix in the body work well. Garcia eats another uppercut to the body. Brief pause for an accidental headbutt. Garcia with a left hook. Salgado hits him to the body again, that’s followed by a left up top. Garcia scores with a right as Salgado works his way out of the corner. Good left by Garcia. Salgado fires in another uppercut.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Salgado. Overall, 30-27 Salgado.
Round 4: Garcia follows a jab with a hard straight left that connects. Salgado to the body. He’s scoring with body shots advancing and when he counters. Big swing and a miss by Salgado. Garcia with a straight left to the body. Straight left up top for Garcia. Body shot by Salgado, but the head shot part of that combo seems to be scouted now. Three sniping shots by Garcia land, then another combo that backs Salgado up.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Garcia. Overall, 39-37 Salgado.
Round 5: Garcia continues to control the distance much better in this round. Salgado advances, but Garcia blocks his punches. Salgado getting a little wild now. Garcia bouncing straight punches off his face. They’re fighting in close and Salgado connects with an uppercut. Ref warns Garcia about shots to the back of the head, but also tells Salgado not to lead with it. Quick punch combo lands for Garcia. Garcia goes body-head. Big punches thrown by both fighters in the closing seconds.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Garcia. Overall, 48-47 Salgado.
Round 6: Garcia with a glancing right as he circles. Salgado to the body, ref warns him that it was a little low. Salgado having to take a lot of risks to get through Garcia’s defenses, Garcia countering well. He’s got Salgado guessing. Garcia timing his punches beautifully now. Three-punch combo connects for Garcia. Garcia rips the body and goes up top, then repeats. Salgado with a couple of jabs that land. Garcia answers with a 1-2 combo. Good counter left by Garcia.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Garcia. Overall, 57-57.
Round 7: First time for Garcia fighting past the sixth round in his career. Garcia opens up with a combo. He’s walking Salgado down. Straight left by Garcia. Salgado goes to the body, but eats two head shots. Clean punches inside by Garcia as Salgado tries to smother him. Salgado goes back tot he body. Referee pauses the action for a low blow and that’s a point penalty for Salgado. They’re firing freely as the bout resumes. Garcia with a successful combo. Counter right scores for Garcia. Salgado’s output has dropped considerably. Garcia lands a left hand to the body and that looks like it knocked the wind out of Salgado for a second.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8, Garcia. Overall, 67-65 Garcia.
Round 8: Garcia to the body. Salgado sneaks an uppercut in there. Garcia to the head, Salgado to the body. Garcia connects with a right, Salgado answers with one of his own. They’re just standing right in front of each other and working. Quick combo for Garcia. Garcia with a 1-2. Straight left for Garcia. Garcia fires a combo to the body. Salgado just stands there and absorbs another straight left. Left uppercut by Garcia. Salgado landing body shots few and far between. There’s a hard body shot by Salgado, but its met by Garcia combination.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Garcia. Overall, 77-74 Garcia.
Round 9: Salgado with a burst of punches to start the ninth. Garcia has him fighting off the back foot though, he’s pressing the action. Salgado swinging and missing and getting countered. That straight left is slicing Salgado up. There’s another Garcia combo. Right hook by Garcia, then another combination that Salgado shakes off. He hits a short right. For every shot he lands though, Garcia connects with four or five. Salgado with a 1-2 combination. Garcia pecking at him with the jab, daring him to come forward. Left hook by Garcia.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Garcia. Overall, 87-83 Garcia.
Round 10: Salgado ducks in immediately for a left to the body. Salgado jabbing, looking for an opening. Good rip to the body by Salgado. Garcia circles out of trouble. Garcai fires in a 1-2. A Garcia left breaks right through Salgado’s guard. Garcia evasive as Salgado lets loose with a few punches. Lead left to the body by Salgado. Salgado continues to come forward. Hard three-punch combo lands for Garcia. Garcia hits Salgado with a combo in close. nice three-punch combo by Salgado to answer.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Salgado. Overall, 96-93 Garcia.
Official result: Elijah Garcia def. Kevin Salgado via unanimous decision (95-94, 97-92, 97-92)
Up next, veteran super middleweight Gabriel Rosado faces Olympic silver medalist Bektemir Melikuziev in a rematch.
Gabriel Rosado vs. Bektemir Melikuziev
Round 1: Melikuziev takes the centre of the ring and hits Rosado with a jab. Slow pace to start this fight. Left hook scores for Melikuziev. Little output from Rosado to speak of, not much from Melikuziev either. Melikuziev goes to the body. Rosado punches Melikuziev’s body. Plenty of feints and level changes from both boxers. Rosado to the body again. There’s Melikuziev with a body shot. Slow first round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev.
Round 2: Melikuziev pounces forward, but Rosado out of there without taking any damage. Staring contest in the corner and Rosado stays evasive. Rosado pawing at Melikuziev’s body. Glancing straight right by Rosado. Quick 1-2 by Rosado. Melikuziev throwing nothing. Rosado pokes the body. Another body shot connects for Rosado. Counter left by Melikuziev. Melikuziev whiffs on a big punch to end another uneventful round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Rosado. Overall, 19-19.
Round 3: Melikuziev opens the round with a couple of jabs to the body. Good body shot by Melikuziev. Rosado not having luck with his jab. Melikuziev with a body-head jab combo. Straight left by Melikuziev. He fires a body shot around Rosado’s defense. Left jab connects for Melikuziev. They exchange hard punches. Counter left by Melikuziev halts Rosado. Rosado lands a left hook to the body. Melikuziev and Rosado feinting as Melikuziev walks Rosado down. Crowd loudly booing the lack of action.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 29-28 Melikuziev.
Round 4: Rosado jabs to the body as Melikuziev advances. Quick right up top by Melikuziev. Left hand scores for Melikuziev. A Melikuziev combo connects. Rosado rips a right across the body. Melikuziev picking his spots with Rosado in the corner, Rosado fires a couple of counter punches. Melikuziev lands a right hook to the body followed by a high left. Melikuziev throws a right hand as he circles. Rosado goes up top with a 1-2, Melikuziev counters with a body shot. Melikuziev lets loose with his left hand and he gets through Rosado’s guard. Best round yet for both guys.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 39-37 Melikuziev.
Round 5: Confident opening exchange for Melikuziev. He’s forcing Rosado back with straight shots. Left hand splits Rosado’s guard. Melikuziev throwing looping punches to open Rosado up. There just isn’t much of a response from Rosado so far. Melikuziev lands a thudding combo and Rosado wobbles back momentarily. A fast Melikuziev clips Rosado, Melikuziev looking loose, he’s dancing in there.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 49-46 Melikuziev.
Round 6: Melikuziev jabs the body. He’s consistently snapping punches past Rosado’s defense now. Nice jab by Rosado and Melikuziev has to reset. Good body rip by Melikuziev. Rosado still not throwing a lot and when he punches he’s not getting through. Another good jab by Melikuziev. Left down the middle for Melikuziev. Then he scores with a counter left.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 59-55 Melikuziev.
Round 7: Melikuziev circles and goes to the body. Straight left connects, than a 1-2 thuds against Rosado’s head. Rosado hits a jab. Melikuziev goes back his left hand. Counter shot to the body by Melikuziev. He’s staying right at the edge of Rosado’s punches. Hard left by Melikuziev. He smacks Rosado with a three-punch combo. Rosado just turtling up in the corner. Melikuziev hits Rosado with a counter overhand left. He’s landing that hand with impunity.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 69-64 Melikuziev.
Round 8: Melikuziev goes right back to his left. Quick right hand by Rosado gets in there. More corner pressure from Melikuziev. He rips the body and Rosado has no answers. Melikuziev just battering him in the ocner. Straight left by Melikuziev lands clean. Lead right hook by Melikuziev on point. Rosado gets aggressive as Melikuziev loses his mouthpiece, but Melikuziev avoids damage until they can pause the action. Melikuziev drives a left hook to the body.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 79-73 Melikuziev.
Round 9: Rosado lands a counter right. But he can’t keep Melikuziev off of him. Melikuziev lands a lead left and ducks a Rosado power punch. Melikuziev headhunting with Rosado backed into the corner. Uppercut by Melikuziev. Stiff body punch from Melikuziev. He’s loading up his left hand and letting it fly. Straight punches from Rosado don’t deter Melikuziev. Melikuziev corners Rosado again and goes to work with 10 seconds remaining in the penultimate round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 89-82 Melikuziev.
Round 10: Melikuziev right back to work. Rosado can only look for that one big shot this far down on the cards. Melikuziev throwing with frequency now, not letting Rosado get anything off. Left uppercut by Melikuziev. He lands another uppercut then follows with a body shot. Another rip to the body by Melikuziev. Rosado gets his right hand going. Melikuziev pouring it on with straight punches. They trade body shots. Melikuziev unloads a combo, capped off by a looping left that gets Rosado’s attention. One last exchange and there’s the bell.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Melikuziev. Overall, 99-91 Melikuziev.
Official result: Bektemir Melikuziev def. Gabriel Rosado via unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 99-91)
Closing out the undercard, WBA (regular) super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr. defends against Yamaguchi Falcao.
David Morrell Jr. vs. Yamaguchi Falcao
Round 1: Falcao out first with a quick combo. Morrell to the body, but he has to quickly dodge out of the way of a couple of Falcao head shots. Morrell throwing hard punches, Falcao staying sharp defensively. They exchange jabs. Good jab by Falcao, but Morrell catches him with an uppercut. Morrell wobbles Falcao and then scores a knockdown with a right hand as Falcao falls against the ropes. Falcao able to answer the count. On the reset, Morrell immediately throwing heavy leather, Falcao with the tie-up to slow him down. Morrell just throwing bombs. A right hand from Morrell gets through and Falcao face-plants. Whoa.
Official result: David Morrell Jr. def. Yamaguchi Falcao via first-round KO (2:22)