WBA Featherweight Title Results: Santa Cruz Outclasses Rivera

Check out MMA News' coverage of the WBA featherweight championship fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Rafael Rivera.

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Tonight (Sat. February 16, 2019) WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz defended his title on FOX. Cruz faced Rafael Rivera in the main event of the night. Cruz was on a three-fight win streak since suffering his first career loss to Carl Frampton in 2016. He made his third consecutive title defense against Rivera with a unanimous decision victory. Rivera came in off a knockout win over Jose Ramos after suffering the first two losses of his career.

Check out MMA News’ coverage of the Cruz vs. Rivera fight card here:

  • WBA featherweight title: (C) Leo Santa Cruz def. Rafael Rivera (119-109, 119-109, 119-109)
  • Welterweight: Omar Figueroa Jr. def. John Molina Jr. via unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-91)
  • Junior featherweight: Cesar Juarez vs. Ryosuke Iwasa
  • IBF strawweight title: (C) Carlos Licona vs. DeeJay Kriel
  • Featherweight: Marlon Tapales vs. TBA
  • Middleweight: Hugo Centeno Jr. vs. Oscar Cortez
  • Junior middleweight: Sebastian Fundora def. Donnie Marshall via R3 TKO (1:08)