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Sinead Kavanagh vs Janay Harding report
Who won Kavanagh vs Harding?
Sinead Kavanagh beat Janay Harding by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator Dublin, on Saturday 25th February 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Sinead Kavanagh.
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 Harding stats
Sinead Kavanagh stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Janay Harding made her way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Harding had an advantage in power over Kavanagh, with a 67% knock out percentage over Kavanagh's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Kavanagh and Harding would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Sinead Kavanagh was the younger woman by 28 years, at years old.
Harding had a height advantage of 3 inches over Kavanagh. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Kavanagh was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made her debut in , 8 years and 11 months earlier than Harding, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 1 less professional rounds, 31 to Harding's 32.
Kavanagh's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 17 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Harding's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kavanagh vs Harding?
Sinead Kavanagh was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Janay Harding made her way into the ring at 31/20 (+150) with oddsmakers.
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