Darleys Perez outpoints Jonathan Maicelo
- Updated: January 9, 2015
In the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights from Santa Ynez, California, Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) earned a 12-round unanimous decision win over Jonathan Maicelo (21-2, 12 KOs).
Perez fought well from the onset, using lead right hands from the outside to score often. As the fight progressed, Perez began to punish Maicelo, eventually flooring him in the 11th round. In the 12th, Perez continued his beating of Maicelo en route to scores of 118-109, 118-108 and 120-107.
Earlier in the night, welterweight Francisco Santana (22-3-1, 11 KOs) scored a devastating first-round knockout over Kendal Mena (20-1, 11 KOs). Santana had put Mena down earlier in the round, but while throwing a two-punch combination, Santana connected with a short left hook that sent Mena crashing to the canvas.
Also on the card was Jerrell Miller (11-0-1, 9 KOs) taking home a six-round unanimous decision over Aaron Kinch (5-4-1, 1 KO).