Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
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Who won Izawa vs Park?
Seika Izawa beat Si Woo Park by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of RIZIN 40, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Seika Izawa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Izawa vs Park division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Izawa vs Park stats
Seika Izawa stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Si Woo Park made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Izawa had a slight advantage in power over Park, with a 13% knock out percentage over Park's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Izawa had a massive advantage over Park, boasting at 38% submission rate over Park's 0%.
Seika Izawa was the younger man by 7 years, at 25 years old.
Izawa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2020, 3 year and 1 month later than Park, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 21 to Park's 34.
Izawa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Park's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Izawa vs Park?
Seika Izawa was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Si Woo Park made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.