Fight Night: Sat, May 21, 2022 - Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

Gomez vs Cota

Hard-hitting Cuban prospect Yoelvis Gómez defeats Mexico’s Jorge Cota by unanimous decision in their 10-round super welterweight co-main event.
Gomez vs Cota Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gomez No data available No data available No data available No data available
Cota No data available No data available No data available No data available

Hard-hitting Cuban prospect Yoelvis Gómez had his knockout streak ended at five, but still dominated Mexico’s Jorge Cota in a 10-round super welterweight co-main event. The scores were 100-90 three times.

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Now living in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old Gómez (6-0, 5 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his young professional career. He staggered Cota at times with unrelenting body shots and effective power punches.

"I wanted to steal the show, but I know that all Mexican fighters are warriors, and Cota was a warrior tonight and was able to take me the distance,” said Gómez, who was fighting for the first time with noted trainer Ismael Salas in his corner.

Gómez, the son of an Olympic Gold Medalist, threw almost 100 more jabs than Cota on the night. "I found out today that you have to be ready to go for all 10 rounds,” said Gómez, who had fought just seven rounds in his five pro bouts.  “The knockout didn't come tonight, but I was conditioned and prepared to go the distance.

"On Monday I'll start up again with my trainer to see what I can do better in my next my fight. Thank you to all the fans tonight, I love Arizona!" 

The 34-year-old Cota (30-6, 27 KOs) said he was hurt by Gómez’s hard-hitting body shots. “The judges’ decision was what it was, it’s pointless to talk about it now. Yoelvis is a strong fighter and he hit me hard on my left rib, I think he hurt me there. I’ll get some x-rays to see what the damage was. He kept up his consistency and his punching power throughout the entire fight. I was at 50 percent after the rib injury, but credit to him for having fought like he did.”