Dec 09 2022
Friday

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
17-7-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
12-1-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
37
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 167 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDSUBUD
Form
KOSDUDUDKO
17
Wins
12
8
By KO
4
47
KO%
33
3
By SUB
1
18
SUB%
8
7
Loses
1
0
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2014
24
Bouts
13
62
Rounds
42
4 hours, 40 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
15
Tapology
-

Liz Carmouche vs Juliana Velasquez report

Who won Carmouche vs Velasquez?

Liz Carmouche beat Juliana Velasquez by submission in the 2nd round during the co-main event of Bellator 289, on Friday 9th December 2022 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship.

Carmouche vs Velasquez stats

Liz Carmouche stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Juliana Velasquez made her way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Liz Carmouche's 7th fight in Bellator, having made her debut for the promotion in 2020. Juliana Velasquez marked her 9th fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2017.

Liz Carmouche's Bellator record stood at 7-0-0, while Juliana Velasquez's came in at 7-2-0.

The stats suggested Carmouche had an advantage in power over Velasquez, with a 47% knock out percentage over Velasquez's 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Carmouche had a slight advantage over Velasquez, with a 18% submission rate over Velasquez's 8%.

Liz Carmouche was the older woman by 3 years, at 40 years old.

Velasquez had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Carmouche was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Velasquez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 30 more professional rounds, 79 to Velasquez's 49.

Carmouche vs Velasquez form

Carmouche had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 278 on 22nd April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Kana Watanabe at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Vanessa Porto at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, she was victorious against DeAnna Bennett at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

She had lost to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Velasquez had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In her last fight before this contest, she had been beaten by Liz Carmouche at Bellator 278 on 22nd April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, she had won against Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by split decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, she had beaten Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, she had defeated Kristina Williams at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.

She was victorious against Alejandra Lara at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Liz Carmouche had been fighting more than Juliana Velasquez.

Going to this contest, Liz Carmouche had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 26 days ago, while Juliana Velasquez's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 26 days ago.

Carmouche's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 20 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Velasquez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Carmouche vs Velasquez?

Liz Carmouche was a 11/8 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Juliana Velasquez made her way into the ring at 8/15 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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