Tape rankings @ Asakura vs Karamov
Who won Asakura vs Karamov?
Vugar Kyaramov beat Mikuru Asakura by submission in the 1st round during the main event of Super RIZIN 2, on Sunday 30th July 2023 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Asakura vs Karamov division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Asakura vs Karamov stats
Mikuru Asakura stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Vugar Kyaramov made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Asakura had an advantage in power over Kyaramov, with a 47% knock out percentage over Kyaramov's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kyaramov had a massive advantage over Asakura, boosting at 44% submission rate over Asakura's 6%.
Mikuru Asakura was the same age as Vugar Kyaramov, at 31 years old.
Asakura had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kyaramov.
Asakura's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Kyaramov's, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 months later than Kyaramov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 44 to Kyaramov's 38.
Asakura vs Karamov form
Asakura had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI on 30th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yoyogi National Stadium, Shibuya, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Yutaka Saito at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.1 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo, Japan.
He had defeated Satoshi Yamasu at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Vugar Kyaramov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Yoshinori Horie at RIZIN 41 on 1st April 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Sora Yamamoto at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Taichi Nakajima at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.
Before that, he had lost to Yutaka Saito at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.
He had beat Kyle Aguon at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mikuru Asakura had been fighting more than Vugar Kyaramov.
Going to this contest, Mikuru Asakura had last fought 5 months and 3 days ago, while Vugar Kyaramov's last outing had been 6 months and 2 days ago.
Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Kyaramov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 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 Asakura vs Karamov?
Mikuru Asakura was a 8/13 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Vugar Kyaramov made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.