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Who won Moraes vs Wakamatsu?
Adriano Moraes beat Yuya Wakamatsu by submission in the 3rd round, during the main card of ONE Championship – One X, on Saturday 26th March 2022 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the One Championship flyweight championship.
Moraes vs Wakamatsu stats
Adriano Moraes stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Yuya Wakamatsu made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wakamatsu had a massive power advantage over Moraes, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Moraes' 17%.
Adriano Moraes was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Moraes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Wakamatsu.
Moraes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Wakamatsu, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 62 to Wakamatsu's 42.
Moraes vs Wakamatsu form
Wakamatsu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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.
Moraes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Wakamatsu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.