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    Date: July 23rd, 2016

    Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
    Light Welter / WBC, WBC World Terence Crawford (W)

    Viktor Postol

    UD 12 of 12 RD (118-107, 118-107, 117-108)
    Feather / WBO World Ocar Valdez (W)

    Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda

    TKO @2:18 of RD 2 of 12
    Light Heavy / NABF Olecksander Gvozdyk (W)

    Tommy Karpency

    TKO @2:21 of RD 6 of 10
    Welterweight Leonardo Zappavinga (W)

    Ik Yang

    TKO @:43 RD of 6 of 10