Final result: Lomachenko wins a unanimous decision with scores of 115-113, 116-112, 117-111
11:13 p.m. update: The undercard is a wrap and it’s time for Lomachenko vs. Ortiz.
10:10 p.m. update: The card is taking longer than expected. The last fight of the undercard — Richard Torrez, Jr. vs. Ahmed Hefny in a heavyweight bout — just got underway at 10:10 p.m. ET. The main card opens next with Robeisy Ramirez vs. Matias Romero in a featherweight bout. Then Lomachenko faces Ortiz.
The lightweight division sees an old standby return to the ring for the first time this year as Vasiliy Lomachenko heads to the ring to face Jamaine Ortiz. The card airs on ESPN+ and the main event is expected to get started sometime in the 10 p.m. hour.
Lomanchenko is continuing a comeback since his unanimous decision loss to Teófimo López in 2020 that dropped him out of the title picture for the time-being. He followed that loss with a ninth round TKO of Masayoshi Nakatani in June 2021 and followed that with a decision win over Richard Commey last December. Ortiz is 16-0-1 and looking to build off a notable decision win over Jamel Herring.
Lomachenko comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -3000 favorite while Ortiz is a +1100 underdog.
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jamaine Ortiz round-by-round results
Round 1: Ortiz 10-9
Ortiz was considerably more active than Loma in the first round. He didn’t land many punches in the first half of the round, but he kept busy and started to land more punches in the second half of the round. Loma landed a few punches, but nothing notable and has a bruise under his right eye.
Round 2: Ortiz 10-9 (20-18)
Another busy round for Ortiz. Midway through Loma landed the biggest punch of the round, but he couldn’t follow up on it. Ortiz is staying busy and it felt like he landed more punches this round with some consistency.
Round 3: Lomachenko 10-9 (Ortiz 29-28)
We saw more action across the board in this round. Ortiz was solid, but Loma landed the clearly bigger blows. Ortiz nearly tripped over his own feet after a big shot, but even without that stumble, Loma did enough to win his first round.
Round 4: Ortiz 10-9 (39-37)
After a bit of a step back last round, Ortiz stepped up and landed some big blows in the final minute. Loma stopped him a couple times, but Ortiz’s combination of keeping busy and landing some good shots is allowing him to pick up rounds.
Round 5: Lomachenko 10-9 (Ortiz 48-47)
This round saw some strong exchanges between the two fighters. Ortiz has some swelling under his left eye after taking some tough shots from Loma. Ortiz has been busier, but Loma has landed the bigger blows.
Round 6: Lomachenko 10-9 (57-57)
The tide appears to be turning for Lomachenko. He’s finding Ortiz’s face with much more consistency. Ortiz isn’t shying away, but he’s on the wrong end of this fight at the halfway point.
Round 7: Lomachenko 10-9 (67-66)
This wasn’t nearly as action-packed as recent rounds. Loma was a bit more effective, which should be enough to get him the round.
Round 8: Ortiz 10-9 (76-76)
We didn’t see a ton of big punches this round. A flurry could have stolen it for either fighter, but Ortiz landed a little bit more.
Round 9: Lomachenko 10-9 (86-85)
Loma might have landed the best shot of the fight so far, stopping Ortiz in his tracks. He mixed in a couple solid uppercuts as well to take this one.
Round 10: Lomachenko 10-9 (96-94)
This strikes me as a harder fight to score than many fights. Ortiz remains the busier fighter, but Loma seems to be landing the more significant blows. It feels like Loma’s shots are landing a bit bigger even if he’s not hitting at near the rate we’re accustomed to.
Round 11: Lomachenko 10-9 (106-103)
Lome has likely built enough of a lead to win this, but many of these rounds have been close enough that this bout could go either way. This was another where Loma was a bit more effective and should secure the round.
Round 12: Lomachenko 10-9 (116-112)
We didn’t get a big flurry at the end, but more some pushing and shoving. Loma likely did enough to get the victory, but we’ll see.