It’s finally happening.
Tonight (Sat., Aug. 26, 2017) on Showtime, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Conor McGregor duke it out in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Before that, though, we’ve got a pair of undercard “Prelims” matches on FOX starting at 7 p.m. ET.
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The feature attraction sees former Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (19-3, 9 KO) take on Thomas Dulorme (24-2, 16 KO) on just a week’s notice. Ugas, riding a four-fight winning streak since consecutive decision losses, replaces Shawn Porter, who suffered a death in the family. The FOX line up will also feature a clash between super lightweight prospects Juan Heraldez (12-0, 8 KO) and Jose Miguel Borrego (13-0, 12 KO), the latter of whom is just 19 years old.
MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR FOX “PRELIMS” QUICK RESULTS:
Yordenis Ugas vs. Thomas Dulorme
Juan Heraldez vs. Jose Miguel Borrego
MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR FOX “PRELIMS” PLAY-BY-PLAY UPDATES:
147 lbs.: Yordenis Ugas vs. Thomas Dulorme
140 lbs.: Juan Heraldez vs. Jose Miguel Borrego
Round one: Borrego on the front foot. Jabs from Heraldez. Nice jabs high and low. Slick counter uppercut. Heraldez playing matador so far, lands another nice uppercut through the guard a minute in. Uppercut again, more jabs. Borrego goes southpaw, still can’t find the mark. One minute to go. Heraldoez moving well, picking away. Uppercut, four-piece combo. Clinch. Borrego pops him with a left amid the combinations. 10-9 Heraldez.
Round two: Borrego just struggling to land. Heraldez has the handspeed and control of range, plus a huge edge in volume. Another nice combination by Heraldez with his back on the ropes. They trade on the ropes a minute in. Borrego to the body, eats a left hook upstairs. Left hook from Borrego. More jabs piling up for Heraldez. Right hand with a minute to go. Borrego with a three-piece. Left hook and uppercut land for Heraldez in combination. Borrego to the body. He’s definitely getting busier. 10-9, 20-18 Heraldez.
Round three: Heraldez just so much busier, working behind is jab. Borrego grazes him with a flurry. Straight left. Again. One minute in. More jabs and hooks from Heraldez. Three-piece by Heraldez, clinch. Good left hand by Borrego. Both connect with hard right hands near the ropes. One minute to go. Borrego’s doing better on defense, probably not winning the fight through. Both eat big hooks. 10-9, 30-27 Heraldez.
Round four: Heraldez still working the jab, mixing in hooks. Body shot. One minute in. Southpaw 3-2 from Borrego. Borrego overhand right met by a combination. Borrego with some solid shots inside, one minute to go. Borrego bangs to the body. Heraldez to the body and they clinch. They exchange near the ropes. 10-9, 40-36 Heraldez.
Round five: Heraldez still throwing volume on the back foot. Good right downstairs. Borrego struggling to cut the ring, just not landing nearly enough. They trade left hands a minute in. Borrego to the body. Heraldez with a right to the gut and jabs upstairs. More jabs. One minute to go. Glancing left from Borrego, jabs form Heraldez, clinch. They trade on the ropes, neither connects. Body shot by Borrego, warned for forearms. 10-9, 50-45 Heraldez.
Round six: Heraldez isn’t landing super clean, but he’s just throwing and doing so much more. Borrego to the body, ties up. Again to the body, clinch. One minute in. Borrego straight left after eating some jabs. Another straight left backs Heraldez off. Counter combo by Heraldez, big hook. Slip. One minute to go. Borrego looking for left hands. Clinch. They dig to the body on the ropes. Right at the bell, Borrego lands a clean overhand left that appears to wobble Heraldez. 10-9 Borrego, 59-55 Heraldez.
Round seven: Borrego looks more confident, throwing quite a bit more. Heraldez clinching in the early going. Borrego cracks him with hooks high and low. More clinches by Heraldez. One minute in. Left hook from Borrego in the corner. Heraldez to the body, met by a straight left. They roughhouse inside. Nice combo from Heraldez, last one to the body with a minute to go. Borrego still trundling onward. Overhand left from Borrego, flurry by Heraldez. Close round. 10-9 Borrego, 68-65 Heraldez.
Round eight: Borrego finds the mark with some hard shots halfway through the first minute. Heraldez potshotting and they trade on the ropes. One minute in. Jabs land. Borrego waving Heraldez on as the latter bounces combos off his guard. Overhand left, body shot, big left hooks upstairs by Borrego. One minute to go. Hard counters from Heraldez. Borrego to the body. 10-9 Borrego, 77-75 Heraldez.
Round nine: Borrego still advancing. Heraldez tags the body, eats a hook upstairs. Borrego to the body. One minute in. Big body shots by Borrego. MONSTER LEFT HAND ON THE ROPES AND HERALDEZ IS DOWN. He works his way to a knee and takes his time standing. Borrego gunning for the finish. Clinches from Heraldez. More clinching with a minute to go. Borrego to the body. Uppercut upstairs. Thudding hook and right uppercut. Heraldez clinches. Left hook and body shot again by Borrego. 10-8 Borrego, 85-85.