Tape rankings @ Asakura vs Watanabe
Who won Asakura vs Watanabe?
Kai Asakura beat Shooto Watanabe by , during the main card of RIZIN 28, on Sunday 6th June 2021 at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kai Asakura.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Asakura vs Watanabe division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Asakura vs Watanabe stats
Kai Asakura stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Shooto Watanabe made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 6 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggested Asakura had a massive power advantage over Watanabe, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Watanabe's 9%.
Kai Asakura was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Asakura was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 months later than Watanabe, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 30 to Watanabe's 52.
Asakura vs Watanabe form
Asakura had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.
Going into that contest, he had beat Je Hoon Moon at RIZIN Heisei’s Last Yarennoka! on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Before that, he had won against Thanongsaklek at RIZIN 13 on 30th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had beat Manel Kape at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka.
Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 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.
Watanabe's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.