Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. live fight results, updates, highlights from full card

Vasiliy Lomachenko ducked under a rope separating him and Teofimo Lopez Jr. during Friday's weigh-in and stared him down face-to-face, as the tension between the two ignited and hit a fever pitch. The moment made a bout already laden with bad blood even more of a must-see in just an instant.

Well, Lomachenko, the WBC Franchise/WBO/WBA lightweight world champion, and Lopez, the IBF titleholder, will finally settle things Saturday night in a nationally-broadcasted fight at the MGM Grand conference center in Las Vegas. Lomachenko's WBA and WBO titles and Lopez's IBF strap will all be on the line.

Though the highly anticipated bout has all the ingredients of a possible Fight of the Year, Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has done whatever it takes to remain even keel throughout the buildup.

“I think it’s just a ring and judges and TV," he said during the press conference Thursday. "That's it."

Boxing's arguable pound-for-pound best is looking forward to trying to dissect and negate the explosive Lopez with his brand of top-notch boxing skills and footwork.

“For me," Loma continued, "I think it will be a chess match.”

Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) doesn't think the fight will be anything of the sort. The undefeated 23-year-old doesn't even believe that Lomachenko will be his toughest opponent to date.

"It's not going to be my biggest challenge," Lopez told Stats Perform earlier in the week. "I'm just going to adapt to the fighter. I think honestly, the amount of calculating his movement he does. That's all it is. That's not going to be an issue once I see what I see. I adapt to everything quickly. I'm ready for fight time. We could fight today, and I'm ready." 

Lopez became the IBF world lightweight champion with a second-round TKO destruction of Richard Commey in December. A win over Lomachenko would not only garner him two new titles, it would cement his growing legacy and get "The Takeover" tour one step closer to completion.

“The Takeover is not just a phrase we throw out there," Lopez vowed. "This is the part where I’m leading the new generation. Winning this is a stamp and a mark to put on for the new era.”

Will Lopez snatch the throne in explosive fashion or will Lomachenko reinforce that there are levels to boxing and that Lopez isn't of the same caliber?

Follow DAZN News here for all the live results and updates from the main card, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
  • Undercard: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET, ESPN

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. live fight results, updates

(All times Eastern)

10:10 p.m.: Berlanga is 14-0 with 14 first-round KOs. Let's see if he could extend that streak tonight.

10:00 p.m.: Judges just scored 98-91, 100-89 and 99-90 all in favor of Josue Vargas over Kendo Castaneda to end the undercard. The Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. main card is up next, beginning with Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows in super middleweight action.

Lomachenko vs. Lopez main card

  • Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. for Lomachenko's WBO and WBA lightweight titles and Lopez's IBF lightweight title
  • Alex Saucedo vs. Arnold Barboza Jr.; Junior welterweight
  • Edgar Berlanga vs. Lanell Bellows; Super middleweight

Lomachenko vs. Lopez undercard

  • Kendo Castaneda vs. Josue Vargas; Junior welterweight
  • Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas vs. John Vincent Moralde; Featherweight
  • Jan Carlos Rivera vs. Quinton Randall; Welterweight
  • Jahi Tucker vs. Charles Garner; Welterweight

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