Apr 08 2023
Saturday

UFC 287
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
Luana Pinheiro
Pinheiro
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18-10-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

10-1-0

The tape

37
Age
29
5' 3" / 161 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
61.8" / 157 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm

Full record

SUB 2UD 5SD 5UD 5UD 3
Form
UD 3Others 1
18
Wins
10
3
By KO
2
17
KO%
20
9
By Sub
5
50
SUB%
50
10
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
4
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2016
28
Bouts
11
68
Rounds
17
4 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 8 minutes

Current rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

11
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
13

Michelle Waterson vs Luana Pinheiro preview

When is Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro?

Michelle Waterson will face the challenge of Luana Pinheiro during the main card of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro stats

Michelle Waterson steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Luana Pinheiro will make her way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Pinheiro has a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 20% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that Waterson and Pinheiro will be pretty equal, both with a 50% submission rate.

Michelle Waterson is the older woman by 8 years, at 37 years old.

Pinheiro has a height advantage of 1 inch over Waterson. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Waterson is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made her debut in 2007, 9 years and 7 months earlier than Pinheiro, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She has fought 51 more professional rounds, 68 to Pinheiro's 17.

Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro form

Michelle Waterson has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight, she lost to Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

She had won against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

Activity check

Waterson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

Pinheiro's last 2 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 1 day, meaning she has been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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