Tape rankings @ Izawa vs Lopez
Who won Izawa vs Lopez?
Seika Izawa beat Claire Lopez by submission in the 1st round during the main card of Super RIZIN 2, on Sunday 30th July 2023 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Izawa vs Lopez division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Izawa vs Lopez stats
Seika Izawa stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Claire Lopez made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Lopez had an advantage in power over Izawa, with a 25% knock out percentage over Izawa's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lopez had a large advantage over Izawa, boosting at 63% submission rate over Izawa's 33%.
Seika Izawa was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.
Izawa was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 2 year and 11 months later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 21 to Lopez's 16.
Izawa vs Lopez form
Izawa remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Si Woo Park at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Anastasiya Svetkivska at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by split decision in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had beat Laura Fontoura at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by split decision in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had defeated Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight championship fight at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.
He had won against Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Izawa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Izawa vs Lopez?
Seika Izawa was a 1/9 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Claire Lopez made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.