Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Yan vs Kowalkiewicz?
Yan Xiaonan 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 Yan Xiaonan.
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
Yan Xiaonan stepped into the octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kowalkiewicz had an advantage over Yan, with a 17% submission rate over Yan's 0%.
Yan Xiaonan was the younger woman by 4 years, at 34 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 fewer 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 12 less professional rounds, 45 to Kowalkiewicz's 57.
Kowalkiewicz's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
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