Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kowalkiewicz
Poland flag
Oct 07 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
Diana Belbita
Belbita
Romania flag
15-7-0
UD 3
UD 3
15-7-0

The tape

38
Age
27
5' 3" / 160 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm

Tape record

UDUDSUBSUBUD
Form
UDUDUDSUBUD
15
Wins
15
1
By KO
6
7
KO%
40
3
By SUB
4
20
SUB%
27
7
Loses
7
1
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2014
22
Bouts
22
54
Rounds
45
4 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 7 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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14
Tapology
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Diana Belbita report

Who won Kowalkiewicz vs Belbita?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz beat Diana Belbita by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

Kowalkiewicz vs Belbita stats

Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Diana Belbita made her way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz's UFC record stood at 9-7-0, while Diana Belbita's came in at 2-5-0.

The stats suggested Belbita had a massive power advantage over Kowalkiewicz, boasting a 40% knock out percentage over Kowalkiewicz's 7%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Belbita had a slight advantage over Kowalkiewicz, with a 27% submission rate over Kowalkiewicz's 20%.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was the older woman by 11 years, at 38 years old.

Belbita had a height advantage of 4 inches over Kowalkiewicz. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Kowalkiewicz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2012, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Belbita, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 8 more professional rounds, 57 to Belbita's 49.

Kowalkiewicz vs Belbita form

Karolina Kowalkiewicz had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Vanessa Demopoulos at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had lost to Jessica Penne at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

She had been beaten by Yan Xiaonan at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Activity check

Kowalkiewicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Belbita's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kowalkiewicz vs Belbita?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was a 31/50 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Diana Belbita made her way into the ring at 13/10 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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