Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Kowalkiewicz vs Penne?
Jessica Penne beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz by submission in the 1st round, during the prelims of UFC 265, on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
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 Penne stats
Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Jessica Penne made her way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Penne had a slight advantage in power over Kowalkiewicz, with a 17% knock out percentage over Kowalkiewicz's 8%.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz was the younger woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Penne had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kowalkiewicz. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Kowalkiewicz was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 5 year and 6 months later than Penne, whose first professional fight was in 2006. She had fought 4 more professional rounds, 46 to Penne's 42.
Kowalkiewicz vs Penne form
Karolina Kowalkiewicz had beaten 1 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Xiaonan Yan at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Michelle Waterson at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Jessica Andrade at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Before that, she had beat Jodie Esquibel at UFC Fight Night 118 on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
She had been beaten by Claudia Gadelha at UFC 212 on 3rd June 2017 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kowalkiewicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.