Helena Kolesnyk
Kolesnyk
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Jun 16 2023
Friday

Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Featherweight
Yoko Higashi
Higashi
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8-5-0
UD 3
UD 3
8-3-0

The tape

34
Age
38
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

MDKOUDSDKO
Form
KOKOUDUDUD
8
Wins
8
4
By KO
3
50
KO%
38
1
By SUB
0
13
SUB%
0
5
Loses
3
2
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2017
14
Bouts
11
26
Rounds
28
1 hours, 41 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Featherweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Helena Kolesnyk vs Yoko Higashi report

Who won Kolesnyk vs Higashi?

Helena Kolesnyk beat Yoko Higashi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of PFL 5, on Friday 16th June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Helena Kolesnyk.

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).

Kolesnyk vs Higashi stats

Helena Kolesnyk stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Yoko Higashi made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out.

Helena Kolesnyk's PFL record stood at 4-4-0, while Yoko Higashi's came in at 0-2-0.

The stats suggested Kolesnyk had an advantage in power over Higashi, with a 50% knock out percentage over Higashi's 38%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kolesnyk had an advantage over Higashi, with a 13% submission rate over Higashi's 0%.

Helena Kolesnyk was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Kolesnyk had a height advantage of 3 inches over Higashi.

Kolesnyk was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Higashi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 30 to Higashi's 31.

Kolesnyk vs Higashi form

Helena Kolesnyk had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Aspen Ladd at PFL 2 on 7th April 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Larissa Pacheco at PFL 2022 #9 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Vanessa Melo at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Abigail Montes at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

He had been beaten by Larissa Pacheco at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Activity check

Kolesnyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kolesnyk vs Higashi?

Helena Kolesnyk was a 1/8 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Yoko Higashi made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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