Naoki Inoue
Inoue
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Mar 23 2024
Saturday

Kobe World Hall, Kobe, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Inoue vs Sato
Shoko Sato
Sato
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16-4-0

est. walkout:

TBC

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US - N/A / UK - N/A

34-15-2

The tape

26
Age
36
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

UD 3SUB 2UD 3UD 3KO 1
Form
SD 3UD 3UD 3UD 3SUB 1
16
Wins
34
1
By KO
20
6
KO%
59
9
By Sub
3
56
SUB%
9
4
Losses
15
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
2
2015
Debut
2007
20
Bouts
52
39
Rounds
107
2 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 48 minutes

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Naoki Inoue vs Shoko Sato preview

When is Inoue vs Sato?

Naoki Inoue is set to square off against Shoko Sato during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK 9 in KOBE, on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at Kobe World Hall in Kobe.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Inoue vs Sato division, which means the weight limit will be pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Inoue vs Sato stats

Naoki Inoue steps into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Shoko Sato will make his way to the cage with a record of 34 wins, 15 loses and 2 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Sato has a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 59% knock out percentage over Inoue's 6%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Inoue will have a massive advantage over Sato, boasting at 56% submission rate over Sato's 9%.

Naoki Inoue is the younger man by 10 years, at 26 years old.

Sato has a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue.

Inoue is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 11 months later than Sato, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 68 less professional rounds, 39 to Sato's 107.

Inoue vs Sato form

Inoue has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Juan Archuleta 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 defeated Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat 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.

He had won against Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.

Shoko Sato has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Shinobu Ota at RIZIN LANDMARK 6 in NAGOYA on 1st October 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Jae Woong Kim at ONE on Prime Video 6 on 13th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Stephen Loman at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore.

Before that, he had been beaten by Fabricio de Andrade at ONE Championship – Unbreakable 3 on 5th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

He had defeated Won Il Kwon at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoki Inoue has been fighting more than Shoko Sato.

Naoki Inoue last fought 9 months and 14 days ago, while Shoko Sato's last outing was 4 months and 19 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Sato's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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