Mar 31 2023
Friday

Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Featherweight
13-4-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 29-27
  • 29-28
UD 3
7-2-0

The tape

41
Age
31
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

UDSUBUDKOUD
Form
UDUDUDSUBUD
13
Wins
7
5
By KO
1
38
KO%
14
4
By SUB
2
31
SUB%
29
4
Loses
2
1
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2017
17
Bouts
9
38
Rounds
21
2 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 39 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Featherweight

-
UFC
-
1
Bellator
4
2
Tapology
8

Cat Zingano vs Leah McCourt report

Who won Zingano vs McCourt?

Cat Zingano beat Leah McCourt by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 293, on Friday 31st March 2023 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Cat Zingano.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Zingano vs McCourt stats

Cat Zingano stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Leah McCourt made her way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Zingano had a large advantage in power over McCourt, boasting at 38% knock out percentage over McCourt's 14%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Zingano had a slight advantage over McCourt, with a 31% submission rate over McCourt's 29%.

Cat Zingano was the older woman by 10 years, at 41 years old.

McCourt had a height advantage of 2 inches over Zingano. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Zingano was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made her debut in 2008, 9 years earlier than McCourt, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 17 more professional rounds, 42 to McCourt's 25.

Zingano vs McCourt form

Leah McCourt had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Dayana Silva at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, she had been beaten by Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Going into that contest, she had won against Jessica Borga at Bellator London on 1st October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.

Before that, she had beat Janay Harding at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

She had defeated Judith Ruis at Bellator 240 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.

Activity check

Zingano's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 3 years, 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

McCourt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Zingano vs McCourt?

Cat Zingano was a 2/7 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Leah McCourt made her way into the ring at 47/20 (+240) with oddsmakers.

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