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Who won Velasquez vs Carmouche?
Liz Carmouche beat Juliana Velasquez by , during the main event of Bellator 278, on Friday 22nd April 2022 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Liz Carmouche.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator women’s flyweight championship.
Velasquez vs Carmouche stats
Juliana Velasquez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Liz Carmouche made her way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Carmouche had advantage in power over Velasquez, with a 44% knock out percentage over Velasquez's 33%.
Juliana Velasquez was the younger woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Velasquez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Velasquez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made her debut in 2014, 4 year and 8 months later than Carmouche, whose first professional fight was in 2010. She had fought 20 less professional rounds, 42 to Carmouche's 62.
Velasquez vs Carmouche form
Velasquez had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by split decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, she had beat DB ERROR at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Before that, she had won against Kristina Williams at Bellator 224 on 12th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
She had beat Alejandra Lara at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Carmouche had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Kana Watanabe at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Vanessa Porto at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, she had won against DeAnna Bennett at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, she had been beaten by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
She had defeated Lucie Pudilov at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Liz Carmouche had been fighting more than Juliana Velasquez.
Going to this contest, Juliana Velasquez had last fought 10 months and 2 days ago, while Liz Carmouche's last outing had been 10 months and 23 days ago.
Velasquez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Carmouche's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.