Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight
Who won Egger vs Alekseeva?
Irina Alekseeva beat Stephanie Egger by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Song vs. Simon, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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).
Egger vs Alekseeva stats
Stephanie Egger stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Irina Alekseeva made her way to the cage with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Egger had an advantage in power over Alekseeva, with a 38% knock out percentage over Alekseeva's 25%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Egger had a large advantage over Alekseeva, boasting at 50% submission rate over Alekseeva's 25%.
Stephanie Egger was the older woman by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Alekseeva had a height advantage of 2 inches over Egger. Despite this, she had 2-inch reach advantage.
Egger was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2015, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Alekseeva, whose first professional fight was in 2019. She had fought 6 more professional rounds, 20 to Alekseeva's 14.
Egger vs Alekseeva form
Egger had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Ailin Perez at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by in the 2nd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, she had won against Jessica Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Shanna Young at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had defeated Reina Miura at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan.
Egger's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Egger vs Alekseeva?
Stephanie Egger was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Irina Alekseeva made her way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.