Naoki Inoue
Inoue
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May 06 2023
Saturday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Inoue vs Archuleta
16-3-0
UD 3
UD 3
27-4-0

The tape

27
Age
36
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDKOSUB
Form
SDUDKOUDUD
16
Wins
27
1
By KO
11
6
KO%
41
9
By SUB
1
56
SUB%
4
3
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013
19
Bouts
31
36
Rounds
93
2 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 0 minutes

Tape rankings @ Inoue vs Archuleta

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Naoki Inoue vs Juan Archuleta report

Who won Inoue vs Archuleta?

Juan Archuleta beat Naoki Inoue by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Juan Archuleta.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Inoue vs Archuleta division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Inoue vs Archuleta stats

Naoki Inoue stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Juan Archuleta made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Juan Archuleta marked his 4th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2022.

Naoki Inoue's Rizin record stood at 7-2-0, while Juan Archuleta's came in at 3-1-0.

The stats suggested Archuleta had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boasting a 41% knock out percentage over Inoue's 6%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Inoue had a massive advantage over Archuleta, boasting a 56% submission rate over Archuleta's 4%.

Naoki Inoue was the younger man by 9 years, at 27 years old.

Inoue had a height advantage of 1 inch over Archuleta. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 5 months later than Archuleta, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 59 less professional rounds, 42 to Archuleta's 101.

Inoue vs Archuleta form

Inoue had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had lost to Hiromasa Ougikubo 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 beaten Yuto Hokamura 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 Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.

He was victorious against Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Juan Archuleta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Soo Chul Kim at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Enrique Barzola at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Raufeon Stots at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, he had been defeated by Sergio Pettis at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had defeated Patchy Mix at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Naoki Inoue had been fighting more than Juan Archuleta.

Going to this contest, Naoki Inoue had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 8 days ago, while Juan Archuleta's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 8 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Archuleta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Inoue vs Archuleta?

Naoki Inoue was a 29/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Juan Archuleta made his way into the ring at 8/15 (-190) with oddsmakers.

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