Apr 08 2023
Saturday

Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
Luana Pinheiro
Pinheiro
Brazil flag
18-10-0
SD 3
SD 3
10-1-0

The tape

38
Age
30
5' 3" / 161 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
61.8" / 157 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSDSDUD
Form
UDOthersKOKOSUB
18
Wins
10
3
By KO
2
17
KO%
20
9
By SUB
5
50
SUB%
50
10
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

11
UFC
13
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
13

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro report

Who won Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro?

Luana Pinheiro beat Michelle Waterson-Gomez by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Luana Pinheiro.

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).

Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro stats

Michelle Waterson-Gomez stepped 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 made 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 suggested Pinheiro had a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 20% knock out percentage over Waterson's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Waterson and Pinheiro would have been pretty equal, both with a 50% submission rate.

Michelle Waterson-Gomez was the older woman by 8 years, at 38 years old.

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

Waterson was 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 had fought 50 more professional rounds, 73 to Pinheiro's 23.

Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro form

Michelle Waterson-Gomez had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had 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 had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Pinheiro's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Waterson-Gomez vs Pinheiro?

Michelle Waterson-Gomez was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Luana Pinheiro made her way into the ring at 8/13 (-160) with oddsmakers.

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