WBC gold was on the line tonight (Sat. May 11, 2019) in Tucson, Arizona. Miguel Berchelt took on Francisco Vargas for what was to be his fifth consecutive title defense. Vargas was on a two-fight win streak after suffering the first loss of his career to Berchelt in their first fight back in January of 2017.
Berchelt actually won the title from Vargas in that contest. Now, Vargas will get the chance to avenge that defeat. Also on the card was a WBO junior featherweight title fight between Emanuel Navarrete and Isaac Dogboe, another rematch. Navarrete dethroned Dogboe back in December.
Check out MMA News’ full coverage of the Berchelt vs. Vargas ESPN card here below:
- WBC Junior Welterweight Championship: (C) Miguel Berchelt def. Francisco Vargas via R6 TKO (corner stoppage, 3:00)
- WBO Junior Featherweight Championship: (C) Emanuel Navarrete def. Isaac Dogboe via R12 TKO (corner stoppage, 2:02)
- Junior Welterweight: Mykal Fox def. Fazliddin Gaibnazarov via unanimous decision (96-92, 96-92, 95-93)
- Junior Featherweight: Carlos Castro def. Mauro Diaz via unanimous decision (100-89, 100-89, 98-91)
- Featherweight: Miguel Marriaga def. Ruben Cervera via R3 TKO (corner stoppage, 3:00)
- Welterweight: Miguel Parra def. David Morales via R1 TKO (3:00)
- Middleweight: Manny Guajardo def. Jonathan Espino via majority decision (38-38, 39-37, 40-36)
- Welterweight: Carlos Velasquez vs. Demetrius Mora