Tape rankings @ Inoue vs Motoya
Who won Inoue vs Motoya?
Naoki Inoue beat Yuki Motoya by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of RIZIN 26, on Thursday 31st December 2020 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Inoue vs Motoya division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Inoue vs Motoya stats
Naoki Inoue stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws and 9 by submission.
Yuki Motoya made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Motoya had a large advantage in power over Inoue, boosting at 25% knock out percentage over Inoue's 0%.
Naoki Inoue was the younger man by 7 years, at 25 years old.
Inoue had a height advantage of 1 inch over Motoya.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 10 months later than Motoya, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 34 to Motoya's 80.
Inoue vs Motoya form
Yuki Motoya had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mamoru Uoi at RIZIN 23 on 10th August 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Patchy Mix at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Hiromasa Ougikubo at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Before that, he had beat Justin Scoggins at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had won against Kazuma Sone at RIZIN 12 on 12th August 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya.
Inoue's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Motoya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.