Sumiko Inaba
Inaba
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Apr 22 2023
Saturday

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
Veta Arteaga
Arteaga
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5-0-0
UD 3
UD 3
7-4-0

The tape

33
Age
36
5' 4" / 163 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm

Tape record

UDKOSUBKOKO
Form
SUBMDUDKOSUB
5
Wins
7
3
By KO
1
60
KO%
14
1
By SUB
2
20
SUB%
29
0
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2020
Debut
2016
5
Bouts
11
10
Rounds
31
41 minutes, 58 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 29 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

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UFC
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9
Bellator
7
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Tapology
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Sumiko Inaba vs Veta Arteaga report

Who won Inaba vs Arteaga?

Sumiko Inaba beat Veta Arteaga by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of Bellator 295, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sumiko Inaba.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Inaba vs Arteaga stats

Sumiko Inaba stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Veta Arteaga made her way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Inaba had a massive power advantage over Arteaga, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Arteaga's 14%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Arteaga had a slight advantage over Inaba, with a 29% submission rate over Inaba's 20%.

Sumiko Inaba was the younger woman by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Inaba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2020, 4 year and 8 months later than Arteaga, whose first professional fight was in 2016. She had fought 21 less professional rounds, 16 to Arteaga's 37.

Inaba vs Arteaga form

Veta Arteaga had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Vanessa Porto at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma, United States.

Previous to that, she had defeated Desiree Yanez at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Alejandra Lara at Bellator 235 on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, she had lost to Ilima Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

She had beat Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 205 on 21st September 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Centurylink Arena, Boise.

Activity check

Inaba's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

Arteaga's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Inaba vs Arteaga?

Sumiko Inaba was a 8/11 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Veta Arteaga made her way into the ring at 21/20 (+100) with oddsmakers.

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