Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kowalkiewicz
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May 20 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
14-7-0
UD 3
UD 3
9-4-0

The tape

38
Age
35
5' 3" / 160 cm
Height
5' 2" / 157 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
59.4" / 151 cm

Tape record

UDSUBSUBUDUD
Form
UDSDSUBUDKO
14
Wins
9
1
By KO
1
7
KO%
11
3
By SUB
4
21
SUB%
44
7
Loses
4
1
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2017
21
Bouts
13
51
Rounds
34
4 hours, 1 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 37 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Vanessa Demopoulos report

Who won Kowalkiewicz vs Demopoulos?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz beat Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2, on Saturday 20th May 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 Demopoulos stats

Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Vanessa Demopoulos made her way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

This was Karolina Kowalkiewicz's 17th fight in the UFC, having made her debut for the promotion in 2015. Vanessa Demopoulos marked her 7th fight for them, having made her own debut for the promotion in 2021.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz's UFC record stood at 9-8-0, while Vanessa Demopoulos' came in at 5-2-0.

The stats suggested Demopoulos had a slight advantage in power over Kowalkiewicz, with a 11% knock out percentage over Kowalkiewicz's 7%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Demopoulos had a large advantage over Kowalkiewicz, boasting a 44% submission rate over Kowalkiewicz's 21%.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was the older woman by 3 years, at 38 years old.

Kowalkiewicz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Demopoulos. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Kowalkiewicz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Demopoulos, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 17 more professional rounds, 60 to Demopoulos' 43.

Kowalkiewicz vs Demopoulos form

Karolina Kowalkiewicz had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had won against 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, United States.

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

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

Before that, 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.

She had been defeated by Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.

Vanessa Demopoulos had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Karolina Kowalkiewicz 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 defeated Maria Oliveira at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she was victorious against Jinh Yu Frey at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had won against Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

She had been beaten by JJ Aldrich at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vanessa Demopoulos had been fighting more than Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Going to this contest, Karolina Kowalkiewicz had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 28 days ago, while Vanessa Demopoulos' last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 20 days ago.

Kowalkiewicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Demopoulos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 12 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kowalkiewicz vs Demopoulos?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was a 3/4 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Vanessa Demopoulos made her way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.

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