On Saturday, Feb. 17, Showtime Boxing returned to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for Garcia vs. Rios.

In the night’s headliner, former WBC and WBA world champion Danny Garcia met former WBA lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios. Garcia had 33 wins and just one loss in his professional career, which came in his last fight against the unbeaten Keith Thurman. Rios picked up a seventh-round knockout victory over Aaron Herrera in his last bout following a failed bid to secure the WBO world welterweight title from Timothy Bradley in 2015.

The event airs live at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

Danny Garcia def. Brandon Rios by TKO (right). Round 9
David Benavidez def. Ronald Gavril by unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 119-109) – WBC world middleweight title
Yordenis Ugas def. Ray Robinson by TKO. Round 7
Edwin Rodriguez def. Lionell Thompson by unanimous decision (96-94, 97-93, 97-93) – WBC world super middleweight title

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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