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Who won Pacheco vs Kolesnyk III?
Larissa Pacheco beat Helena Kolesnyk by during the co-main event of PFL Playoffs: Heavyweights & Women’s Featherweights, on Friday 18th August 2023 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Larissa Pacheco.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Pacheco vs Kolesnyk III stats
Larissa Pacheco stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Helena Kolesnyk made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Pacheco had a slight advantage in power over Kolesnyk, with a 48% knock out percentage over Kolesnyk's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pacheco had a large advantage over Kolesnyk, boasting at 38% submission rate over Kolesnyk's 11%.
Larissa Pacheco was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Kolesnyk had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pacheco.
Pacheco was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Kolesnyk, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 48 to Kolesnyk's 30.
Pacheco vs Kolesnyk III form
Helena Kolesnyk had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Yoko Higashi at PFL 5 on 16th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Aspen Ladd at PFL 2 on 7th April 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Larissa Pacheco at PFL 2022 #9 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Vanessa Melo at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
He had beat Abigail Montes at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Kolesnyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pacheco vs Kolesnyk III?
Larissa Pacheco was a 1/18 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Helena Kolesnyk made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.