Photos: Juan Francisco Estrada Wins Tough Over Orucuta

The Forum, Los Angeles - Juan Francisco Estrada grinded out a decision over Felipe Orucuta in the main event of Superfly 3 on Saturday night. (photos by Ed Mulholland/HBO, Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos).

Estrada also has a case for a rematch with Sor Rungvisai, who kicked off the Superfly series in style last September with a stunning knockout of Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. Sor Rungvisai beat Estrada in a thriller at Superfly 2.

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Estrada (37-3) made his name with an upset victory over Carlos Cuadras on the first Superfly show, but he had a tough time with Orucuta (36-5), a 32-year-old veteran making his U.S. debut.

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The fight built to a fantastic seventh round with back-and-forth action. An instant before the final bell, Estrada landed a right hand that forced Orucuta to put his glove on the canvas, but no knockdown was called.

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Two judges scored it 117-111 for Estrada, and a third had it 118-110.

Filipino super flyweights Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte also fought to a draw in a bout for the vacant WBO 115-pound title at the Forum.

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The card's sole title fight was less entertaining. Nietes (41-1-5) appeared to have a slight edge for most of his 12 rounds against Palicte (24-2-1), but one judge apiece scored it for each fighter, and the third had a 114-114 draw.

Nietes landed 37 percent of his punches, while Palicte threw 307 more punches, but connected with only 14.9 percent of them.

"Of course I won the fight," Nietes said. "I'm very disappointed. I deserve the title. I handled his height, I hurt him and I controlled the fight."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-09-2018

[QUOTE=thecomedian2;19084072]Estrada's punch is gone at 115, Orocuta showed alot of heart. That strada is not beating Sor...[/QUOTE] Orucuta have a very good chin, never was in the floor in his career, and Estrada floored him in this fight Estrada floored…

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[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;19083996]Estrada, Orucuta Fight Photos Gallery - The Forum, Los Angeles - Juan Francisco Estrada grinded out a decision over Felipe Orucuta in the main event of Superfly 3 on Saturday night. Estrada also has a case for a rematch with…

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