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

Wilfredo Méndez (Bimbito) 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 9, 2016
6 (35.3%)
165 cm
165 cm
0 cm
Feb 8, 2020
1y, 10m, 6d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Apr 3, 2016
9 (52.9%)
163 cm
164 cm
1 cm
Jun 7, 2021
6m, 7d
Tuesday, 14 Dec 2021
Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
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Wilfredo Méndez vs. Masataka Taniguchi


This fight between Wilfredo Méndez and Masataka Taniguchi took place on at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Tale of the Tape

At 165 cm, Wilfredo Méndez is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Masataka Taniguchi is 163 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 165 cm, Méndez also has reach advantage of 1 cm over Taniguchi's 164 cm. Taniguchi has a 1 cm ape index advantage over Méndez.

Méndez is coming in to this fight with a record of 16-1 (6 KOs). His last fight was 1 year, 10 months, and 6 days ago against Gabriel Mendoza, which he won via 9th round TKO.

Taniguchi comes in with a record of 14-3 (9 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 7 days ago against Tatsuro Nakashima, which he won via 5th round TKO.

Both the fighters fight out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Méndez will be 25 years and 1 month old. Taniguchi will be 27 years and 10 months 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 60-40 in favor of Wilfredo Méndez. Here is the prediction for Méndez vs Taniguchi.

Wilfredo Méndez is likely to win. Unless Masataka Taniguchi puts on an exceptional performance, it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.


Masataka Taniguchi defeated Wilfredo Méndez via 11th round TKO to win the WBO strawweight title. Méndez' 7 fight win streak comes to an end, and Taniguchi advances his win streak to 4. Taniguchi is now 15-3, and Méndez 16-2.

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