Pia Arena MM, Yokohama, Japan
Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Hamasaki vs Maesawa?
Ayaka Hamasaki beat Tomo Maesawa by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of RIZIN 22, on Sunday 9th August 2020 at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Hamasaki vs Maesawa stats
Ayaka Hamasaki stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Tomo Maesawa made her way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Hamasaki had a slight advantage in power over Maesawa, with a 16% knock out percentage over Maesawa's 15%.
Ayaka Hamasaki was the older woman by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Hamasaki had a height advantage of 2 inches over Maesawa.
Hamasaki was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made her debut in 2009, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Maesawa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She had fought 10 more professional rounds, 61 to Maesawa's 51.
Hamasaki vs Maesawa form
Ayaka Hamasaki had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Seo Hee Ham at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by split decision in their Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, she had beat Suwanan Boonsorn at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.
Going into that contest, she had won against Jinh Yu Frey at RIZIN 16 on 2nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at World Memorial Hall, Kobe.
Before that, she had beat Kanna Asakura at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
She had defeated Mina Kurobe at RIZIN 13 on 30th September 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Hamasaki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.