Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Strawweight
Who won Pacio vs Saruta?
Joshua Pacio beat Yosuke Saruta by , during the co-main event of ONE Championship – Roots of Honor, on Friday 12th April 2019 at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
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 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Yosuke Saruta made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 8 loses and 3 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Pacio had a slight advantage in power over Saruta, with a 29% knock out percentage over Saruta's 26%.
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's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
Saruta's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.