In the co-main event, rising super lightweight Omar “El Relampago” Juárez (11-0, 5 KOs) dominated an action packed fight to win a unanimous decision over Argentina’s Elias Araujo (21-3, 8 KOs) in their 10-round battle.
Araujo established his intention to stalk Juarez from the outset, and Juarez was more than willing to comply, peppering his opponent with power punches early and often. Juarez was also able to utilize a strong attack to the body that paid dividends as he looked fresher and more active in the later rounds.
Juarez was able to offset the hard-charging Araujo with smart movement throughout. Araujo kept the pressure up round after round however, closing the distance and looking to land punches from awkward angles to disrupt Juarez.
Juarez went past eight rounds for the first time in this fight, and held a 226 to 142 edge in punches landed, including 68 to 37 in body punches landed. Araujo’s aggression was reflected in the stats as well, as he threw 779 punches to Juarez’s 633.
Juarez punctuated his performance with an onslaught of five-straight hooks to the body in the final frame. After 10 rounds, all three judges scored the fight in Juarez’s favor with scores of 98-92 and 99-91 twice.