Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Strawweight
Who won Pacio vs Saruta?
Joshua Pacio beat Yosuke Saruta by , during the main card of ONE Championship – 10 Year Anniversary 2, on Friday 24th September 2021 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joshua Pacio.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the vacant One Championship strawweight championship.
Pacio vs Saruta stats
Joshua Pacio stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Yosuke Saruta made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 9 loses and 3 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Pacio and Saruta have similar power, both with a 29% knock out percentage.
Joshua Pacio was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Pacio had a height advantage of 1 inch over Saruta.
Pacio was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 10 months later than Saruta, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 46 to Saruta's 93.
Pacio vs Saruta form
Pacio had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alex Silva at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by split decision in their ONE Strawweight championship fight at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Previous to that, he had won against Rene Catalan at ONE Championship – Masters of Fate on 8th November 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round in their ONE Strawweight championship fight at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yosuke Saruta at ONE Championship – Roots of Honor on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their ONE Strawweight championship fight at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila.
Before that, he had been beaten by Yosuke Saruta at ONE Championship – Eternal Glory on 19th January 2019 by split decision in their ONE Strawweight championship fight at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
He had defeated Yoshitaka Naito at ONE Championship – Conquest of Heroes on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their ONE Strawweight championship fight at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta.
Pacio's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Saruta's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.