The Filipino looked out of his depth from the opening stages with the unbeaten champion landing his shots early on and establishing control of the match up. Although in control it wasn't until round 6 that Cuadras really began to up the ante and it seemed that from then on Mepranum was in survivors mode with Cuadras becoming more and more confident.
By the end of round 7 Mepranum looked like a beaten fighter but came out for round 8, that however would be his final round with the Filipino staying in his corner at the end of round 8.
With the loss that's probably going to be the end of Mepranum's world title dreams. As for Cuadras we're now expecting to see him in a mandatory defense in summer against former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น].