There are two unbeaten records on the line when Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Michael McKinson face one another at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas in a welterweight match-up. The fight card will air live and exclusively worldwide on DAZN this Saturday.
The pair were due to fight earlier this year, in March, but Ortiz had to pull out due to ill health. McKinson instead fought late replacement Alex Martin, but now faces his originally planned opponent.
“I’m getting what I deserve,” McKinson announced in a press release. “I was prepared to fight Ortiz, Jr. before; now, I have been given the opportunity again to prove I am the best in this division.”
Ortiz was last faught in August 2021, beating Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas.
“I am very happy to be stepping back into the ring again,” Ortiz stated. “I’m ready to show the world once again why I’m ready for a world title.”
A win potentially moves the victor in to contention for a world title shot.
Here is everything you need to know about Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson.
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Ortiz vs. McKinson weigh-in results
Vergil Ortiz Jr. weighed in at 146.6lbs, while his opponent Michael McKinson registered a weight of 146.8lbs on the scales.
Ortiz vs. McKinson odds
Vergil Ortiz Jr: -1000
Michael McKinson: +650
(Odds sourced via BetMGM )
Ortiz vs. McKinson fight start time tonight
- Date: Saturday, August 6
- Time: 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT/2 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 4 a.m. BST
The main card is scheduled to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 2 a.m. BST with main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m PT / 4 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard bouts.
Can I watch Ortiz vs. McKinson on DAZN?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here . However, if you are in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile, and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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Where is the Ortiz vs. McKinson fight tonight?
The fight takes place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. record and bio
Born: March 25, 1998
Height: 5' 10"
Total fights: 18
Record: 18-0 with 18 knockouts
Michael McKinson record and bio
Born: April 17, 1994
Height: 5' 9"
Total fights: 22
Record: 22-0 with two knockouts
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight card
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson; Welterweights
- Marlen Esparza vs. Eva Guzman for Esparza’s WBC/WBA Women’s Flyweight titles
- Maurice Hooker vs. Blair Cobbs; Welterweights
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Sladan Janjanin; Super Middleweights
- Alex Martin vs. Hank Lundy; Junior Welterweights