Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan
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Who won Ougikubo vs Inoue?
Hiromasa Ougikubo beat Naoki Inoue by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 33, on Thursday 30th December 2021 at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ) in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Hiromasa Ougikubo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Ougikubo vs Inoue division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Ougikubo vs Inoue stats
Hiromasa Ougikubo stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Naoki Inoue made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Inoue had a slight advantage in power over Ougikubo, with a 7% knock out percentage over Ougikubo's 4%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Inoue had a large advantage over Ougikubo, boosting at 53% submission rate over Ougikubo's 26%.
Hiromasa Ougikubo was the older man by 10 years, at 35 years old.
Inoue had a height advantage of 5 inches over Ougikubo.
Ougikubo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 84 to Inoue's 34.
Ougikubo vs Inoue form
Hiromasa Ougikubo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Takeshi Kasugai at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Kai Asakura at RIZIN 23 on 10th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.
Before that, he had beat Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had won against Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Inoue had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Yuto Hokamura at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had won against Shooto Watanabe at RIZIN 22 on 9th August 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.
He had defeated Trent Girdham at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Naoki Inoue had been fighting more than Hiromasa Ougikubo.
Going to this contest, Hiromasa Ougikubo had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 17 days ago, while Naoki Inoue's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 4 days ago.
Ougikubo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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