Sep 23 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
16-3-0
KO 2
KO 2
18-11-0

The tape

36
Age
38
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 3" / 161 cm
65" / 165 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm

Tape record

UDKOSDUDUD
Form
SDSUBUDSDSD
16
Wins
18
6
By KO
3
38
KO%
17
1
By SUB
9
6
SUB%
50
3
Loses
11
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
4
2
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2007
21
Bouts
29
56
Rounds
71
4 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 7 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

8
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
-

Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Waterson-Gomez report

Who won Rodriguez vs Waterson-Gomez?

Marina Rodriguez beat Michelle Waterson-Gomez by during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Marina Rodriguez.

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).

Rodriguez vs Waterson-Gomez stats

Marina Rodriguez stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Michelle Waterson-Gomez made her way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.

The stats suggested Rodriguez had a large advantage in power over Waterson, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Waterson had a massive advantage over Rodriguez, boosting at 50% submission rate over Rodriguez's 6%.

Marina Rodriguez was the younger woman by 2 years, at 36 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Waterson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Rodriguez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2015, 8 year and 1 month later than Waterson, whose first professional fight was in 2007. She had fought 15 less professional rounds, 58 to Waterson's 73.

Rodriguez vs Waterson-Gomez form

Marina Rodriguez had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Virna Jandiroba at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, she had been beaten by Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Yan Xiaonan at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had beat Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

She had won against Michelle Waterson-Gomez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Michelle Waterson-Gomez had beaten 1 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Luana Pinheiro at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, she had lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York.

Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had beat Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 on 12th September 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

She had lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marina Rodriguez had been fighting more than Michelle Waterson-Gomez.

Going to this contest, Marina Rodriguez had last fought 11 months and 1 day ago, while Michelle Waterson-Gomez's last outing had been 11 months and 30 days ago.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 30 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Waterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Waterson-Gomez?

Marina Rodriguez was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Michelle Waterson-Gomez made her way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.

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