May 06 2023
Saturday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Asakura vs Motoya
Yuki Motoya
Motoya
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19-4-0
KO 3
KO 3
33-9-0

The tape

30
Age
34
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDUDUDKOKO
Form
KOUDUDUDUD
19
Wins
33
11
By KO
7
58
KO%
21
3
By SUB
12
16
SUB%
36
4
Loses
9
3
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
23
Bouts
43
40
Rounds
89
2 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 43 minutes

Tape rankings @ Asakura vs Motoya

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Kai Asakura vs Yuki Motoya report

Who won Asakura vs Motoya?

Kai Asakura beat Yuki Motoya by knockout in the 3rd round during the main event of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Asakura vs Motoya division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Asakura vs Motoya stats

Kai Asakura stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Yuki Motoya made his way to the cage with a record of 33 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

Kai Asakura's Rizin record stood at 12-3-0, while Yuki Motoya's came in at 10-6-0.

The stats suggested Asakura had a massive power advantage over Motoya, boasting a 58% knock out percentage over Motoya's 21%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Motoya had an advantage over Asakura, with a 36% submission rate over Asakura's 16%.

Kai Asakura was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.

Asakura had a height advantage of 1 inch over Motoya.

Asakura was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 6 months later than Motoya, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 43 to Motoya's 94.

Asakura vs Motoya form

Asakura had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kenta Takizawa 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, Japan.

Previous to that, he had lost to Hiromasa Ougikubo at RIZIN 33 on 30th 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 beaten Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 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.

Before that, he had defeated Shooto Watanabe at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.

He had been beaten by Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Motoya had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Rogerio Bontorin at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Kazuma Kuramoto at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.4 on 6th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Shinobu Ota at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Before that, he had defeated Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.

He was victorious against Yuto Hokamura 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yuki Motoya had been fighting more than Kai Asakura.

Going to this contest, Kai Asakura had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 15 days ago, while Yuki Motoya's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 15 days ago.

Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Motoya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Asakura vs Motoya?

Kai Asakura was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Yuki Motoya made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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