On Saturday, July 14, Top Rank traveled to the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La., for Prograis vs. Velasco.

In the night’s main event, interim WBC world super lightweight champion Regis Prograis made the first defense of his title against previously unbeaten Argentinian prospect Juan Jose Velasco.

The event aired live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Regis Prograis def. Juan Jose Velasco by TKO. Round 8, 1:59
Teofimo Lopez def. William Silva by TKO. Round 5

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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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