Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Yan vs Kowalkiewicz?
Xiaonan Yan beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 26, on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Spark Arena in Auckland.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Xiaonan Yan.
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).
Yan vs Kowalkiewicz stats
Xiaonan Yan stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz made her way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Yan had a massive power advantage over Kowalkiewicz, boasting at 45% knock out percentage over Kowalkiewicz's 8%.
Xiaonan Yan was the younger woman by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Yan had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kowalkiewicz. Despite this, Kowalkiewicz had 1-inch reach advantage.
Yan was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made her debut in 2009, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Kowalkiewicz, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 15 less professional rounds, 31 to Kowalkiewicz's 46.
Kowalkiewicz's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.