Tape rankings @ Asakura vs Shimizu
Who won Asakura vs Shimizu?
Kanna Asakura beat Ai Shimizu by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of RIZIN 26, on Thursday 31st December 2020 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kanna Asakura.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Asakura vs Shimizu division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Asakura vs Shimizu stats
Kanna Asakura stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Ai Shimizu made her way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Shimizu had a massive power advantage over Asakura, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Asakura's 6%.
Kanna Asakura was the younger woman by 8 years, at 24 years old.
Asakura had a height advantage of 1 inch over Shimizu.
Asakura was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made her debut in 2014, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Shimizu, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She had fought 41 more professional rounds, 58 to Shimizu's 17.
Asakura vs Shimizu form
Asakura had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Mizuki Furuse at RIZIN 22 on 9th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama, Japan.
Previous to that, she had defeated Jayme Hinshaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, she had beat Alesha Zappitella at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.
Before that, she had been beaten by Miyuu Yamamoto at RIZIN 16 on 2nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at World Memorial Hall, Kobe.
She had lost to Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Shimizu's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 17 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.