Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Abe vs Tamura?
Daichi Abe beat Yukinari Tamura by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 39, on Sunday 23rd October 2022 at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A in Fukuoka.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daichi Abe.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Abe vs Tamura stats
Daichi Abe stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yukinari Tamura made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 12 loses and 9 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Abe had a massive power advantage over Tamura, boasting at 64% knock out percentage over Tamura's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tamura had a large advantage over Abe, boosting at 27% submission rate over Abe's 0%.
Daichi Abe was the younger man by 11 years, at 31 years old.
Abe had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tamura.
Abe was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 11 year and 6 months later than Tamura, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 38 less professional rounds, 37 to Tamura's 75.
Abe vs Tamura form
Abe had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Marcos Yoshio de Souza at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Kiichi Kunimoto at RIZIN 34 on 20th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Akira Okada at RIZIN 31 on 24th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM), Yokohama.
Before that, he had lost to Ev Ting at ONE Championship – Masters of Destiny on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He had been beaten by Jingliang Li at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Abe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Abe vs Tamura?
Daichi Abe was a 1/6 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Yukinari Tamura made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.