Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Johnson vs Wakamatsu?
Demetrious Johnson beat Yuya Wakamatsu by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of ONE Championship – A New Era, on Sunday 31st March 2019 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Johnson vs Wakamatsu stats
Demetrious Johnson stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Yuya Wakamatsu made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wakamatsu had a massive power advantage over Johnson, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Johnson's 19%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Johnson had a massive advantage over Wakamatsu, boasting at 41% submission rate over Wakamatsu's 0%.
Demetrious Johnson was the older man by 9 years, at 36 years old.
Wakamatsu had a height advantage of 3 inches over Johnson.
Johnson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in , 7 years and 5 months earlier than Wakamatsu, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 67 more professional rounds, 110 to Wakamatsu's 43.
Johnson vs Wakamatsu form
Wakamatsu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Yong Hu at ONE Championship – Winter Warriors on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Reece McLaren at ONE on TNT 3 on 21st April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kyu Sung Kim at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix 2 on 6th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had been beaten by Demetrious Johnson at ONE Championship – A New Era on 31st March 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
He had lost to Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Conquest of Heroes on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Johnson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Wakamatsu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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