Luis Alberto Lopez Wins WBO International Title On UFC Fight Pass Main Event

In his first fight outside of his native country of Mexico, Luis Alberto Lopez picked up the WBO International featherweight title with a dominant performance in the main event.

In the main event of a Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions card from Washington, Lopez defeated Ray Ximenez Jr. by technical unanimous decision after eight rounds. Lopez won with scores of 80-72, 78-74 and 77-75.

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The cut, which was near Ximenez's left eye, occurred early in the fight due to an accidental headbutt. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight on the advise of a ringside doctor and the bout was scored after eight completed rounds. While the winner of the fight was going to get a shot at the WBO featherweight world title currently being held by Oscar Valdez, the winner does move one step closer to title contention.

The opening bout of the card saw Gerardo Esquivel pick up his first career victory when he defeated Shae Green by unanimous decision (39-37, 40-36, 40-36). Esquivel had a very aggressive approach to the fight, attacking Green on the inside from the very beginning and not letting Green get much of an opportunity to let his hands go. Green suffered his first pro loss, snapping his four-fight unbeaten streak.

A pair of light heavyweight bouts also took place on the card, both four round bouts that went the distance. The first one had Taylor Shirley defeat Luis Iniguez by unanimous decision (40-36, 39-37, 39-37) and the second fight, the co-main event of the card, saw Juan Jackson win a unanimous decision against John Peak (39-37, 39-37, 39-37).

The card was the latest one streamed on UFC Fight Pass as part of a multi-year broadcast deal between UFC and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions.

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