Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight
Who won Croden vs Cavalcanti?
Jacqueline Cavalcanti beat Melissa Croden by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of LFA 157, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jacqueline Cavalcanti.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Croden vs Cavalcanti stats
Melissa Croden stepped into the octagon with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jacqueline Cavalcanti made her way to the cage with a record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Croden had a slight advantage in power over Cavalcanti, with a 75% knock out percentage over Cavalcanti's 67%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Croden had a large advantage over Cavalcanti, boasting at 25% submission rate over Cavalcanti's 0%.
Melissa Croden was the younger woman by 26 years, at years old.
Croden was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made her debut in 2019, 4 year later than Cavalcanti, whose first professional fight was in . She had fought 1 less professional rounds, 17 to Cavalcanti's 18.
What were the odds on Croden vs Cavalcanti?
Melissa Croden was a 19/20 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Jacqueline Cavalcanti made her way into the ring at 3/4 (-130) with oddsmakers.