Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Waterson vs Kowalkiewicz?
Michelle Waterson beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN 2, on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michelle Waterson.
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 vs Kowalkiewicz stats
Michelle Waterson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz made her way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Kowalkiewicz had a slight advantage in power over Waterson, with a 8% knock out percentage over Waterson's 0%.
Michelle Waterson was the same age as Karolina Kowalkiewicz, at 35 years old.
Kowalkiewicz had 2-inch reach advantage.
Waterson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made her debut in 2007, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Kowalkiewicz, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 20 more professional rounds, 66 to Kowalkiewicz's 46.
Waterson vs Kowalkiewicz form
Michelle Waterson had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Felice Herrig at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had won against Cortney Casey at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, she had been beaten by Tecia Torres at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
She had lost to Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.
Waterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Kowalkiewicz's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.