Fernando Montiel vs. Luis Melendez
2007-10-04 : Fernando Montiel 115 lbs beat Luis Melendez 114½ lbs by TKO at 1:58 in round 12 of 12
- Location: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Kenny Bayless
- Judge: Duane Ford 107-100
- Judge: Dave Moretti 107-100
- Judge: Doug Tucker 107-101
- WBO Super Flyweight Title
- Time: 1:58
Melendez down at the bell in round six from a combination punctuated by a hard right hand. 90 seconds later, in round seven, Montiel was hurt badly by a left cross from Melendez and he went down hard. At the end of round eleven, Montiel hurt Melendez with a hard left hook to the body. At 1:26 into round twelve, Melendez was hurt badly by another left hook to the body, and he went down. He got up, but was stopped shortly afterwards when he was hit by another vicious combination from Montiel.
Melendez suffered a right forehead cut, probably from his own butt in round four. By round nine Montiel showed a cut over his left eye, a welt under his left eye, and a puff under his right eye. Though marked in the face, he dominated the bout from round nine.
Versus reported the blows totals as Montiel 218/696 31%, Melendez 122/515 24%.