John Dodson
Dodson
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May 06 2023
Saturday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Dodson vs Saomoto
Tatsuki Saomoto
Saomoto
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23-13-0
UD 3
UD 3
18-2-0

The tape

39
Age
27
5' 3" / 161 cm
Height
5' 3" / 159 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOUDUDUDKO
Form
SDSDUDKOUD
23
Wins
18
11
By KO
3
48
KO%
17
2
By SUB
2
9
SUB%
11
13
Loses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2004
Debut
2015
36
Bouts
20
92
Rounds
41
7 hours, 5 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Dodson vs Saomoto

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John Dodson vs Tatsuki Saomoto report

Who won Dodson vs Saomoto?

John Dodson beat Tatsuki Saomoto by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner John Dodson.

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

Dodson vs Saomoto stats

John Dodson stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Tatsuki Saomoto made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

John Dodson's Rizin record stood at 2-0-0, while Tatsuki Saomoto's came in at 4-1-0.

The stats suggested Dodson had a massive power advantage over Saomoto, boasting a 48% knock out percentage over Saomoto's 17%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saomoto had a slight advantage over Dodson, with a 11% submission rate over Dodson's 9%.

John Dodson was the older man by 12 years, at 39 years old.

Dodson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 10 years and 10 months earlier than Saomoto, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 51 more professional rounds, 95 to Saomoto's 44.

Activity check

Dodson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Saomoto's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Dodson vs Saomoto?

John Dodson was a 8/13 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Tatsuki Saomoto made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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