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Who won Kielholtz vs Joanne?
Ilara Joanne beat Denise Kielholtz by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 289, on Friday 9th December 2022 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ilara Joanne.
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 Joanne stats
Denise Kielholtz stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Ilara Joanne made her way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Joanne had a slight advantage in power over Kielholtz, with a 40% knock out percentage over Kielholtz's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kielholtz had an advantage over Joanne, with a 50% submission rate over Joanne's 30%.
Denise Kielholtz was the older woman by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Kielholtz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Kielholtz was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2015, 2 year and 2 months later than Joanne, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 13 less professional rounds, 20 to Joanne's 33.
Kielholtz vs Joanne 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 lost to Kana Watanabe at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, she had beat Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 on 1st October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
Before that, she had lost to Veta Arteaga at Bellator 205 on 21st September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centurylink Arena, Boise, United States.
She had won against Petra stkov at Bellator 196 on 6th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BOK Hall, Budapest, Hungary.
Kielholtz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 28 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Joanne's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kielholtz vs Joanne?
Denise Kielholtz was a 8/11 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Ilara Joanne made her way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.