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Full undercard for Jesse Rodriguez vs. Sunny Edwards unified flyweight title fight

We take a look at what to expect from the full card as Jesse Rodriguez faces Sunny Edwards in a flyweight bout on Saturday, December 16.

Jesse Rodriguez and Sunny Edwards Media Workout - Kensington Boxing Club Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images

Two premier fighters in the flyweight division are scheduled for 12 rounds this Saturday, December 16. Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez (18-0, 11 KOs) defends his WBO flyweight title against IBF titleholder Sunny Edwards (20-0, 4 KOs) live from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The fight will be available on DAZN with coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Rodriguez, 23, has won 11 of 18 by stoppage and is now chasing flyweight unification. A decision win over Carlos Cuadras in February 2022 granted Rodriguez the WBC super flyweight title. He would go on to defend that title twice before vacating it and returning to 112 pounds. In his first fight back at flyweight he outlasted Cristian Gonzalez, capturing the WBO flyweight belt. Rodriguez has a knack to finish any challenger with ease.

Edwards, 27, has lighting quick hands and likes to use his ring IQ to win fights by points. An unanimous decision win over Moruti Mthalane in April 2021 granted him the IBF flyweight title. Since then, he’s had four successful defenses of the title. In his most recent fight he defeated Andres Campos in June.

Before Rodriguez and Edwards close out the show, the undercard features some good action across several weight classes. Murodjon Akhmadaliev (11-1, 8 KOs) and Kevin Gonzalez (26-0-1, 13 KOs) clash at junior featherweight in the co-main event. Akhmadaliev is a -525 betting favorite while Gonzalez is the underdog at +365, per DraftKings Sportsbook.

In the main event, Rodriguez is a slim betting favorite with -215 odds to win while Edwards is a +170 underdog. The favored method of victory is Rodriguez by decision (-115).

Full Card for Jesse Rodriguez vs. Sunny Edwards

  • Main event: Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez won KO-9 over Sunny Edwards Highlight
  • Murodjon Akhmadaliev won TKO-8 over Kevin Gonzalez (2:49) Highlight
  • Galal Yafai won UD-10 over Rocco Santomauro (99-91, 98-93, 97-93) Highlight
  • Ja’Rico O’Quinn won KO-5 over Peter McGrail (2:19) Highlight
  • Arturo Cardenas won RTD-4 over vs. Carlos Mujica, Highlight
  • Junaid Bostan won UD-8 over Gordie Russ II, 8 rounds Highlight
  • Joe McGrail won TKO-3 over Brandon Rosales Marquez Highlight
  • Albert Gonzalez won TKO-2 over Alexis Eduardo Molina Highlight