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Who won Kavanagh vs Collins?
Sara Collins beat Sinead Kavanagh by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 299, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 29-28 in favor of winner Sara Collins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Kavanagh vs Collins stats
Sinead Kavanagh stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sara Collins made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 4 wins and 0 draws and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Kavanagh had a massive power advantage over Collins, boasting at 44% knock out percentage over Collins' 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Collins had a massive advantage over Kavanagh, boosting at 50% submission rate over Kavanagh's 0%.
Sinead Kavanagh was the same age as Sara Collins, at years old.
Collins had 1-inch reach advantage.
Kavanagh was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made her debut in , 4 years and 2 months earlier than Collins, whose first professional fight was in 2019. She had fought 22 more professional rounds, 34 to Collins' 12.
Kavanagh's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kavanagh vs Collins?
Sinead Kavanagh was a 7/10 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Sara Collins made her way into the ring at 27/25 (+110) with oddsmakers.