Dec 16 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Bantamweight
Karol Rosa
Rosa
Brazil flag
14-7-0
UD 3
UD 3
17-5-0

The tape

36
Age
29
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
68.5" / 174 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDKO
Form
SDUDMDUDUD
14
Wins
17
8
By KO
4
57
KO%
24
3
By SUB
2
21
SUB%
12
7
Loses
5
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
21
Bouts
22
50
Rounds
59
3 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 40 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight

5
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
-

Irene Aldana vs Karol Rosa report

Who won Aldana vs Rosa?

Irene Aldana beat Karol Rosa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 296, on Saturday 16th December 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Irene Aldana.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Aldana vs Rosa stats

Irene Aldana stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Karol Rosa made her way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Irene Aldana's UFC record stood at 8-5-0, while Karol Rosa's came in at 6-3-0.

The stats suggested Aldana had a massive power advantage over Rosa, boasting a 57% knock out percentage over Rosa's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Aldana had a slight advantage over Rosa, with a 21% submission rate over Rosa's 12%.

Irene Aldana was the older woman by 7 years, at 36 years old.

Aldana had a height advantage of 4 inches over Rosa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Aldana was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2012, 7 months later than Rosa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 9 less professional rounds, 53 to Rosa's 62.

Aldana vs Rosa form

Aldana had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

Previous to that, she had won against Macy Chiasson at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, she had beaten Yana Santos at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had been beaten by Holly Holm at UFC Fight Island 4 on 3rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

She had defeated Vanessa Melo at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Karol Rosa had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she was victorious against Yana Santos at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had been defeated by Norma Dumont at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had won against Lina Lansberg at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, she had lost to Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.

She had beaten Bethe Correia at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Karol Rosa had been fighting more than Irene Aldana.

Going to this contest, Irene Aldana had last fought 1 year and 8 days ago, while Karol Rosa's last outing had been 11 months and 17 days ago.

Aldana's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Rosa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Aldana vs Rosa?

Irene Aldana was a 53/100 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Karol Rosa made her way into the ring at 163/100 (+160) with oddsmakers.

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