Tape rankings @ Nakamura vs Soya
Who won Nakamura vs Soya?
Yusaku Nakamura beat Takaki Soya by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.4, on Sunday 6th November 2022 at Dolphins Arena in Nagoya.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yusaku Nakamura.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Nakamura vs Soya division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Nakamura vs Soya stats
Yusaku Nakamura stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Takaki Soya made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Soya had a large advantage in power over Nakamura, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Nakamura's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Nakamura and Soya would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Yusaku Nakamura was the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.
Nakamura was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Soya, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 57 to Soya's 33.
Nakamura vs Soya form
Yusaku Nakamura had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Yuki Ito at RIZIN 31 on 24th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM), Yokohama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tatsuki Saomoto at RIZIN 23 on 10th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Makoto Takahashi at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had won against Thanongsaklek at RIZIN 16 on 2nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at World Memorial Hall, Kobe.
He had been beaten by Manel Kape at RIZIN 13 on 30th September 2018 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Nakamura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Soya's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nakamura vs Soya?
Yusaku Nakamura was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Takaki Soya made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.