Dec 31 2020
Thursday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

RIZIN 26
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Kai Asakura
Asakura
Japan flag
28-3-0
KO 1
KO 1
16-2-0

Belts on The Line

Rizin Bantamweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
28
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 8" / 172 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

Form
28
Wins
16
14
By KO
10
50
KO%
63
3
By SUB
3
11
SUB%
19
3
Loses
2
1
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
31
Bouts
18
71
Rounds
29
5 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 45 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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Tapology
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Kyoji Horiguchi vs Kai Asakura report

Who won Horiguchi vs Asakura?

Kyoji Horiguchi beat Kai Asakura by , during the main event of RIZIN 26, on Thursday 31st December 2020 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kyoji Horiguchi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the Rizin bantamweight championship.

Horiguchi vs Asakura stats

Kyoji Horiguchi stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Kai Asakura made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggested Asakura had advantage in power over Horiguchi, with a 63% knock out percentage over Horiguchi's 50%.

Kyoji Horiguchi was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Asakura had a height advantage of 3 inches over Horiguchi.

Horiguchi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Asakura, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 76 to Asakura's 40.

Horiguchi vs Asakura form

Horiguchi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kai Asakura at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Ben Nguyen at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.

Before that, he had defeated Darrion Caldwell at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had won against Ian McCall at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka.

Kai Asakura had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Shoji Maruyama at RIZIN 24 on 27th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Hiromasa Ougikubo at RIZIN 23 on 10th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Manel Kape at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Before that, he had beat Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.

He had won against Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kai Asakura had been fighting more than Kyoji Horiguchi.

Going to this contest, Kyoji Horiguchi had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 8 days ago, while Kai Asakura's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 29 days ago.

Horiguchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.

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