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Who won Asakura vs Yamaguchi?
Kanna Asakura beat Mei Yamaguchi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Shibuya.
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 Yamaguchi division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Asakura vs Yamaguchi stats
Kanna Asakura stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Mei Yamaguchi made her way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 14 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Yamaguchi had a slight advantage in power over Asakura, with a 10% knock out percentage over Asakura's 5%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yamaguchi had an advantage over Asakura, with a 43% submission rate over Asakura's 32%.
Kanna Asakura was the younger woman by 15 years, at 25 years old.
Asakura had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yamaguchi.
Asakura was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2014, 7 year and 6 months later than Yamaguchi, whose first professional fight was in 2007. She had fought 22 less professional rounds, 67 to Yamaguchi's 89.
Asakura vs Yamaguchi form
Kanna Asakura had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Si Woo Park at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, she had beat Satomi Takano at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Saori Oshima at RIZIN 31 on 24th October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM), Yokohama.
Before that, she had lost to Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 27 on 21st March 2021 by split decision in their Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight championship fight at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール), Nagoya.
She had won against Ai Shimizu at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Mei Yamaguchi had beaten 1 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had drawn with Danielle Kelly at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Jihin Radzuan at ONE Championship on 11th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Julie Mezabarba at ONE Championship – 10 Year Anniversary on 3rd September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, she had beat Jenny Huang at ONE Championship – Century – Part 2 on 13th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
She had been beaten by Angela Lee at ONE Championship – Unstoppable Dreams on 18th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their ONE Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kanna Asakura had been fighting more than Mei Yamaguchi.
Going to this contest, Kanna Asakura had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 23 days ago, while Mei Yamaguchi's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 28 days ago.
Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Yamaguchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Asakura vs Yamaguchi?
Kanna Asakura was a 8/15 (-190) favourite going into the contest, while Mei Yamaguchi made her way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.