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Who won Hokamura vs Ishizuka?
Koichi Ishizuka beat Yuto Hokamura by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 41, on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Koichi Ishizuka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Hokamura vs Ishizuka division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Hokamura vs Ishizuka stats
Yuto Hokamura stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 12 loses and 2 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Koichi Ishizuka made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Hokamura had an advantage in power over Ishizuka, with a 64% knock out percentage over Ishizuka's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ishizuka had an advantage over Hokamura, with a 28% submission rate over Hokamura's 14%.
Yuto Hokamura was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Ishizuka had a height advantage of 3 inches over Hokamura.
Hokamura was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 months earlier than Ishizuka, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 51 to Ishizuka's 49.
Hokamura vs Ishizuka form
Yuto Hokamura had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Naoki Inoue at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Before that, he had defeated Kuya Ito at RIZIN 29 on 27th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka(丸善インテックアリーナ大阪), Osaka.
He had been beaten by Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 24 on 27th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Hokamura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hokamura vs Ishizuka?
Yuto Hokamura was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Koichi Ishizuka made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+160) with oddsmakers.