Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight
Who won Velasquez vs Kielholtz?
Juliana Velasquez beat Denise Kielholtz by split decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 262, on Friday 16th July 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 47-48 in favor of winner Juliana Velasquez.
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 Kielholtz stats
Juliana Velasquez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Denise Kielholtz made her way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Velasquez had a slight advantage in power over Kielholtz, with a 36% knock out percentage over Kielholtz's 33%.
Juliana Velasquez was the older woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Velasquez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Kielholtz. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Velasquez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made her debut in 2014, 10 months earlier than Kielholtz, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 20 more professional rounds, 38 to Kielholtz's 18.
Velasquez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
Kielholtz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.