Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight
Who won Bennett vs Lara?
DeAnna Bennett beat Alejandra Lara by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 266, on Saturday 18th September 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 in favor of winner DeAnna Bennett.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Bennett vs Lara stats
DeAnna Bennett stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Alejandra Lara made her way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Lara had a large advantage in power over Bennett, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Bennett's 20%.
DeAnna Bennett was the older woman by 9 years, at 37 years old.
Lara had a height advantage of 3 inches over Bennett. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Bennett was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 2 months later than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 20 more professional rounds, 54 to Lara's 34.
Bennett vs Lara form
Lara had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Kana Watanabe at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Veta Arteaga at Bellator 235 on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, she had beat Taylor Turner at Bellator 225 on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.
Before that, she had been beaten by Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
She had lost to Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 201 on 29th June 2018 by submission in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula.
Bennett's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.