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Saludar vs. Taniguchi: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Vic Saludar (Vicious) defends his WBO strawweight title against Masataka Taniguchi. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Jul 13, 2013
10 (47.6%)
160 cm
166 cm
6 cm
Jul 13, 2018
7m, 13d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Apr 3, 2016
7 (53.8%)
163 cm
164 cm
1 cm
Nov 13, 2018
3m, 13d
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
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Vic Saludar vs. Masataka Taniguchi


This fight between Vic Saludar and Masataka Taniguchi took place on at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Tale of the Tape

At 163 cm, Masataka Taniguchi is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Vic Saludar is 160 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Saludar has longer reach of 166 cm, which is 2 cms longer than Taniguchi's 164 cm. Saludar also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Taniguchi.

Saludar is coming in to this fight with a record of 18-3 (10 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 13 days ago against Ryuya Yamanaka, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Taniguchi comes in with a record of 11-2 (7 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 13 days ago against Joel Lino, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Vic Saludar fights out of the orthodox stance, while Masataka Taniguchi fights out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Saludar will be 28 years and 3 months old. Taniguchi will be 25 years and 1 month old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of Masataka Taniguchi. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Saludar vs Taniguchi.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Masataka Taniguchi may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Saludar stops Taniguchi early.


Vic Saludar defeated Masataka Taniguchi via 12 round UD. Taniguchi's 3 fight win streak comes to an end, and Saludar advances his win streak to 5. Saludar is now 19-3, and Taniguchi 11-3.

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