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Marina Mokhnatkina vs Yoko Higashi report
Who won Mokhnatkina vs Higashi?
Marina Mokhnatkina beat Yoko Higashi by during the prelims 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 Marina Mokhnatkina.
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).
Mokhnatkina vs Higashi stats
Marina Mokhnatkina stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws and 4 by submission.
Yoko Higashi made her way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Higashi had a massive power advantage over Mokhnatkina, boosting at 38% knock out percentage over Mokhnatkina's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mokhnatkina had a massive advantage over Higashi, boasting at 57% submission rate over Higashi's 0%.
Marina Mokhnatkina was the younger woman by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Mokhnatkina had a height advantage of 1 inch over Higashi.
Mokhnatkina was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2016, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Higashi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 1 more professional rounds, 29 to Higashi's 28.
Mokhnatkina vs Higashi form
Marina Mokhnatkina had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Abigail Montes at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Kayla Harrison at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Going into that contest, she had beat Claudia Zamora at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Before that, she had won against Amanda Bell at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
She had lost to Janay Harding at Bellator 219 on 29th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
Mokhnatkina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mokhnatkina vs Higashi?
Marina Mokhnatkina was a 2/11 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Yoko Higashi made her way into the ring at 7/2 (+380) with oddsmakers.
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