Pia Arena MM, Yokohama, Japan
Tape rankings @ Inoue vs Watanabe
Who won Inoue vs Watanabe?
Naoki Inoue beat Shooto Watanabe by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of RIZIN 22, on Sunday 9th August 2020 at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Inoue vs Watanabe division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Inoue vs Watanabe stats
Naoki Inoue stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws and 6 by submission.
Shooto Watanabe made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 5 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Watanabe had a slight advantage in power over Inoue, with a 10% knock out percentage over Inoue's 0%.
Naoki Inoue was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 10 months later than Watanabe, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 34 to Watanabe's 55.