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Fans get early action in first televised bout

LAS VEGAS - It didn't take long for the action to get started at the MGM Grand.

Said Ouali stopped Hector Saldivia 1:47 in the first round of a scheduled 10-round welterweight bout. It was the first televised pay-per-view fight of the night. For anyone who missed the action. Ouali got knocked down 20 seconds into the fight. But he came back with a vengeance the rest of the way and knocked down Saldivia (31-2, 24 KOs) twice. Ouali improved to 27-3 (19 KOs).

In earlier bouts, Dion Savage scored a unanimous-decision win over Tommie Speller (80-72 three times), Eloy Perez topped Gilberto Leon in a split decision (95-95, 97-93, 96-94), while Jessie Vargas scored a TKO at the 1:20 mark of the 6th round over Arturo Morua.

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