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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 as in favor of 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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Archuleta had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 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 at 56% submission rate over Archuleta's 4%.
Naoki Inoue was the younger man by 10 years, at 26 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 57 less professional rounds, 39 to Archuleta's 96.
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 defeated Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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 defeated 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 beat 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 had won against Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout 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 beat Naoki Inoue at RIZIN 42 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.
Before that, he had lost to Raufeon Stots at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
He had been beaten by Sergio Pettis at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Juan Archuleta had been fighting more than Naoki Inoue.
Going to this contest, Naoki Inoue had last fought 8 months and 22 days ago, while Juan Archuleta's last outing had been 4 months and 16 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 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 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 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.