Tape rankings @ Ito vs Yamamoto
Who won Ito vs Yamamoto?
Erson Yamamoto beat Yuki Ito 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 Erson Yamamoto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Ito vs Yamamoto division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Ito vs Yamamoto stats
Yuki Ito stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Erson Yamamoto made his way to the cage with a record of 3 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yamamoto had an advantage in power over Ito, with a 67% knock out percentage over Ito's 55%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ito had an advantage over Yamamoto, with a 18% submission rate over Yamamoto's 0%.
Yuki Ito was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Ito was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 11 months later than Yamamoto, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 35 to Yamamoto's 13.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yuki Ito had been fighting more than Erson Yamamoto.
Going to this contest, Yuki Ito had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 21 days ago, while Erson Yamamoto's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 14 days ago.
Ito's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
Yamamoto's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ito vs Yamamoto?
Yuki Ito was a 2/7 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Erson Yamamoto made his way into the ring at 12/5 (+250) with oddsmakers.