Jun 13 2024
Thursday

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
21-7-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
13-2-0

The tape

40
Age
35
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 167 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm

Tape record

UDKOSUBSUBKO
Form
UDUDSDSUBKO
21
Wins
13
9
By KO
3
43
KO%
23
5
By SUB
4
24
SUB%
31
7
Loses
2
0
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2010
Debut
2017
28
Bouts
16
76
Rounds
35
5 hours, 44 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 35 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
2
14
Tapology
-

Liz Carmouche vs Kana Watanabe report

Who won Carmouche vs Watanabe?

Liz Carmouche beat Kana Watanabe by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of PFL 4, on Thursday 13th June 2024 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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).

Carmouche vs Watanabe stats

Liz Carmouche stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Kana Watanabe made her way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

This was Liz Carmouche's 2nd fight in the PFL, having made her debut for the promotion in 2024. Kana Watanabe marked her 2nd fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2024.

Liz Carmouche's PFL record stood at 2-0-0, while Kana Watanabe's came in at 1-1-0.

The stats suggested Carmouche had an advantage in power over Watanabe, with a 43% knock out percentage over Watanabe's 23%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Watanabe had a slight advantage over Carmouche, with a 31% submission rate over Carmouche's 24%.

Liz Carmouche was the older woman by 5 years, at 40 years old.

Carmouche was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Watanabe, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 41 more professional rounds, 79 to Watanabe's 38.

Carmouche vs Watanabe form

Carmouche had won all 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Juliana Velasquez at PFL 1: 2024 Regular Season on 4th April 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boeing Center, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 300 on 7th October 2023 by knockout in the 5th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

Going into that contest, she had defeated DeAnna Bennett at Bellator 294 on 21st April 2023 by submission in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, she was victorious against Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

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.

Kana Watanabe had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had beaten Shanna Young at PFL 1: 2024 Regular Season on 4th April 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boeing Center, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, she had defeated Veta Arteaga at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN 2 on 31st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Going into that contest, she had lost to Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 295 on 22nd April 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Before that, she was victorious against Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.

She had been beaten by Liz Carmouche at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Liz Carmouche had last fought 2 months and 17 days ago, while Kana Watanabe's last outing had been 2 months and 17 days ago.

Carmouche's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 30 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Watanabe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What time did Carmouche vs Watanabe start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 1:10 AM UTC , which was 9:10 PM EST or 6:10 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 2:10 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Carmouche vs Watanabe?

Liz Carmouche was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Kana Watanabe made her way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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