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Helena Kolesnyk vs Aspen Ladd report
Who won Kolesnyk vs Ladd?
Helena Kolesnyk beat Aspen Ladd by majority decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 2, on Friday 7th April 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of 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 Ladd stats
Helena Kolesnyk stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Aspen Ladd made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Ladd had a slight advantage in power over Kolesnyk, with a 60% knock out percentage over Kolesnyk's 57%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kolesnyk had a slight advantage over Ladd, with a 14% submission rate over Ladd's 10%.
Helena Kolesnyk was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Kolesnyk had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ladd.
Kolesnyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 months earlier than Ladd, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 26 to Ladd's 35.
Kolesnyk vs Ladd form
Helena Kolesnyk had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abigail Montes at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Taylor Guardado at PFL 2021 #3 on 6th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Ladd had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Julia Budd at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Raquel Pennington at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Norma Dumont at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Yana Santos at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
He had been beaten by Germaine de Randamie at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Golden1 Center, Sacramento, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Helena Kolesnyk had been fighting more than Aspen Ladd.
Going to this contest, Helena Kolesnyk had last fought 9 months and 13 days ago, while Aspen Ladd's last outing had been 6 months and 8 days ago.
Kolesnyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Ladd's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kolesnyk vs Ladd?
Helena Kolesnyk was a 7/2 (+350) underdog going into the contest, while Aspen Ladd made his way into the ring at 1/5 (-500) with oddsmakers.
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