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

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

18-2-0

The tape

38
Age
26
5' 3" / 161 cm
Height
5' 3" / 159 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

KO 1UD 3UD 3UD 3UD 3
Form
SD 3SD 3UD 3KO 1
23
Wins
18
11
By KO
3
48
KO%
17
2
By Sub
2
9
SUB%
11
13
Losses
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

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John Dodson vs Tatsuki Saomoto preview

When is Dodson vs Saomoto?

John Dodson will face Tatsuki Saomoto during the main card of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Dodson vs Saomoto division, which means the weight limit will be pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Dodson vs Saomoto stats

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

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

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Saomoto will have a slight advantage over Dodson, with a 11% submission rate over Dodson's 9%.

John Dodson is the older man by 12 years, at 38 years old.

Dodson is 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 has fought 51 more professional rounds, 92 to Saomoto's 41.

Dodson vs Saomoto form

Dodson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he beat Hideo Tokoro at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Petr Yan at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jimmie Rivera at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.

He had beat Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 108 on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

Activity check

Dodson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Saomoto's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

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Dodson vs Saomoto tickets

RIZIN 42 Tickets

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Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo

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Show open: TBA

Main card starts: TBA

Main Card
Japan flagAsakura
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Japan flagMotoya
Japan flagInoue
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United States flagArchuleta
Brazil flagSouza
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United States flagCarlyle
Japan flagIzawa
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Japan flagYamamoto
Japan flagMiura
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Japan flagYA-MAN
Japan flagSasaki
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South Africa flagAllen
United States flagDodson
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Japan flagSaomoto
Japan flagSoya
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Uzbekistan flagTemurov
Japan flagIto
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Japan flagYamamoto
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