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Who won McCourt vs Silva?
Leah McCourt beat Dayana Silva by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 285, on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Leah McCourt.
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).
McCourt vs Silva stats
Leah McCourt stepped into the octagon with a record of 6 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Dayana Silva made her way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Silva had a slight advantage in power over McCourt, with a 20% knock out percentage over McCourt's 17%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McCourt had a massive advantage over Silva, boasting at 33% submission rate over Silva's 0%.
Leah McCourt was the younger woman by 2 years, at 31 years old.
McCourt had a height advantage of 1 inch over Silva. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
McCourt was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2017, 7 year and 6 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She had fought 30 less professional rounds, 25 to Silva's 55.
McCourt vs Silva form
Leah McCourt had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, she had defeated Jessica Borga at Bellator London on 1st October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.
Going into that contest, she had beat Janay Harding at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, she had won against Judith Ruis at Bellator 240 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
She had beat Kerry Hughes at Bellator 227 on 27th September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at 3Arena, Dublin.
McCourt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Silva's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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