Apr 02 2021
Friday

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
Alejandra Lara
Lara
Colombia flag
9-0-0
SD 3
SD 3
9-3-0

The tape

35
Age
29
5' 6" / 167 cm
Height
5' 7" / 169 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDKOKO
Form
UDKOSDSUBSUB
9
Wins
9
3
By KO
4
33
KO%
44
3
By SUB
3
33
SUB%
33
0
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2011
10
Bouts
12
20
Rounds
25
1 hours, 27 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 48 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Kana Watanabe vs Alejandra Lara report

Who won Watanabe vs Lara?

Kana Watanabe beat Alejandra Lara by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 255, on Friday 2nd April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Kana Watanabe.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Watanabe vs Lara stats

Kana Watanabe stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Alejandra Lara made her way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Kana Watanabe's Bellator record stood at 4-2-0, while Alejandra Lara's came in at 3-6-0.

The stats suggested Lara had an advantage in power over Watanabe, with a 44% knock out percentage over Watanabe's 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Watanabe and Lara would have been pretty equal, both with a 33% submission rate.

Kana Watanabe was the older woman by 6 years, at 35 years old.

Lara had a height advantage of 1 inch over Watanabe. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Watanabe was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2017, 5 years and 11 months later than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 2 less professional rounds, 35 to Lara's 37.

Watanabe vs Lara form

Watanabe had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Liz Carmouche 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 won against Alejandra Lara at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, she had beaten Ilara Joanne at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Before that, she had defeated Justyna Haba at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.

She was victorious against Shizuka Sugiyama at RIZIN Heisei’s Last Yarennoka! on 30th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.

Activity check

Watanabe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 5 months, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 30 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Lara's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

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