Nov 17 2023
Friday

Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
Sumiko Inaba
Inaba
United States flag
7-5-0
UD 3
UD 3
6-0-0

The tape

35
Age
33
5' 3" / 160 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm

Tape record

UDSDSUBSDKO
Form
UDUDKOSUBKO
7
Wins
6
2
By KO
3
29
KO%
50
3
By SUB
1
43
SUB%
17
5
Loses
0
0
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2020
12
Bouts
6
26
Rounds
13
1 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
56 minutes, 58 seconds

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

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UFC
-
6
Bellator
5
-
Tapology
-

Denise Kielholtz vs Sumiko Inaba report

Who won Kielholtz vs Inaba?

Denise Kielholtz beat Sumiko Inaba by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 301, on Friday 17th November 2023 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Denise Kielholtz.

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).

Kielholtz vs Inaba stats

Denise Kielholtz stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Sumiko Inaba made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Inaba had a large advantage in power over Kielholtz, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Kielholtz's 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kielholtz had a large advantage over Inaba, boasting at 43% submission rate over Inaba's 17%.

Denise Kielholtz was the older woman by 2 years, at 35 years old.

Inaba had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kielholtz. Despite this, she had 2-inch reach advantage.

Kielholtz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2015, 5 years earlier than Inaba, whose first professional fight was in 2020. She had fought 13 more professional rounds, 29 to Inaba's 16.

Kielholtz vs Inaba form

Kielholtz had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Paula Cristina at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, she had been beaten by Ilara Joanne at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Going into that contest, she had lost to Kana Watanabe at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, she had been beaten by Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by split decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

She had defeated Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 on 1st October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.

Inaba had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Veta Arteaga at Bellator 295 on 22nd April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, she had beat Nadine Mandiau at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach.

Going into that contest, she had won against Whittany Pyles at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, she had beat Randi Field at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.

She had defeated Kristina Katsikis at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sumiko Inaba had been fighting more than Denise Kielholtz.

Going to this contest, Denise Kielholtz had last fought 10 months and 26 days ago, while Sumiko Inaba's last outing had been 11 months and 16 days ago.

Kielholtz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Inaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kielholtz vs Inaba?

Denise Kielholtz was a 21/20 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Sumiko Inaba made her way into the ring at 3/4 (-130) with oddsmakers.

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