Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson: The Big Fight Preview

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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.

Ortiz vs. McKinson coverage

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:

Mobile Devices TV & Streaming Devices Game Consoles
iPhone, iPad Amazon Fire TV Playstation 4
Android phones, tablets Amazon Fire TV Stick Playstation 5
Amazon Fire tablet Android TV XBox One
  Apple TV XBox Series X | S
  Google Chromecast  
  LG Smart TV, Smartcast  
  Panasonic Smart TV  
  Samsung Smart TV  
  Sony Smart TV  

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

Nationality:  American
Born:  March 25, 1998
Height:  5' 10"    
Reach:  72"  
Total fights: 18  
Record:  18-0 with 18 knockouts

Michael McKinson record and bio   

Nationality:  British
Born:  April 17, 1994
Height:  5' 9"    
Reach: 70"    
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

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