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Date: Friday, November 26th, 2016

Location: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Feather / WBO World Vasyl Lomachenko (W)

Nicholas Walters

RTD RD 7 of 12 @3:00
Super Welter Konstantin Ponomarev (W)

Silverio Ortiz

UD RD 8 of 8 (80-72,80-72,80-72)
Welter Juan Ruiz (W)

Fernando Carcamo

KO RD 1of 8 @2:43
Light Heavy Travor McCumby (W)

Donovan George

KO RD 1 of 8 @1:48