From the start, Mekhontsev looked as the more talented fighter, having his way with Cajagas and landing at will to the body and the head. Cajagas was game, standing in the pocket with Mekhontsev in attempts to land a few blows himself. Unfortunately for him, his tools where not good enough to stand against his opponent’s.
After dominating for the first two rounds, Mekhontsev stepped his game up in the third, landing a vicious combination to the body that dropped Cajagas. After barely making it up from the count, referee Steve Smoger allowed Cajagas to continue. Seeing that his opponent was badly hurt, Mekhontsev continued to attack the body and just second later, Cajagas was once again dropped.
Cajagas showed determination, showing he was not just there for paycheck, and stood up for second time, barely making the count. Referee Smoger allowed him another chance to continue the fight.
With his opponent hurt, Mekhontsev again attacked the body, dropping Cajagas for third and final time, as Smoger didn't bother to count and decided to rightfully stop the bout as soon as Cajagas hit the floor.
With the win, Mekhontseve wins his professional debut in impressive fashion, while the Illinois born Cajagas looses his third fight in a raw since his professional debut, moving his record to a 0-3.
Mekhontseve vs Cajagas was part of the undercard bouts for the Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Joseph Agebko main event in Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, promoted by Top Rank Promotions and broadcasted live on HBO.