The episode is titled "Reign." The fight happens at the end of the ninth episode of season 3 of Supergirl. Note: please answer in terms of tactics/techniques.

  • By being stronger than her...? Forgive me, but I'm not sure what sort of answer you're looking for here. – F1Krazy Feb 24 at 23:38
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    They're both Kryptonian, but Reign is a genetically advanced super-soldier and Kara, let's be honest here, gets her arse handed to her in pretty much every episode by pretty much everyone. She even gets nerfed by the humans three minutes after revealing her powers. – Valorum Feb 24 at 23:44
  • I'm talking about it in terms of tactics/fighting style etc. – user137379 Feb 24 at 23:45
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    @user137379 - Most people seem to beat Kara by hitting her. And then she falls over and spends most of the episode moping. – Valorum Feb 24 at 23:46

I don't really think that a tactical analysis really accounts for Supergirl losing here. It's largely down to the fact that Reign takes less punishment and, on those rare occasions that she gets hit, recovers much more quickly.

The fight.

Kara says "give it your best shot", at which point Reign punches her in the face repeatedly for several minutes. Kara tries to evade and block but is pursued and hit in the face with a shipping container. She grabs Reign and tries to bodyslam her into the pavement but only succeeds in winding them both. Reign recovers faster and proceeds to hit Kara in the face with blunt objects, resulting in what looks like a head injury. Kara evades but gets hit some more. She manages to block Reign hitting her with an object, but only succeeds in knocking her back for a few seconds. Reign throws a car door, knocking Kara into the air and then uses her laser-eyes to blast Kara in the chest, follows her onto a tall building, chokes her and then chucks her onto the ground from height.

Honestly Kara was just never a match for her. Reign is a genetically engineered Kryptonian super-soldier and Supergirl is merely a Kryptonian girl with a modicum of self-defence training.

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