Tape rankings @ Nakajima vs Okada
Who won Nakajima vs Okada?
Taichi Nakajima beat Ryo Okada by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 44, on Sunday 24th September 2023 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Taichi Nakajima.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Nakajima vs Okada division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Nakajima vs Okada stats
Taichi Nakajima stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Ryo Okada made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Okada had an advantage in power over Nakajima, with a 35% knock out percentage over Nakajima's 21%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nakajima had a slight advantage over Okada, with a 21% submission rate over Okada's 12%.
Taichi Nakajima was the same age as Ryo Okada, at 34 years old.
Nakajima had a height advantage of 1 inch over Okada.
Nakajima was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in , 13 years and 11 months earlier than Okada, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 75 to Okada's 55.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryo Okada had been fighting more than Taichi Nakajima.
Going to this contest, Taichi Nakajima had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 13 days ago, while Ryo Okada's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 17 days ago.
What were the odds on Nakajima vs Okada?
Taichi Nakajima was a 8/11 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Ryo Okada made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.