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Michael Page vs Goiti Yamauchi report
Who won Page vs Yamauchi?
Michael Page beat Goiti Yamauchi by during the main card of Bellator 292, on Friday 10th March 2023 at SAP Center in San Jose.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Page.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Page vs Yamauchi stats
Michael Page stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Goiti Yamauchi made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 21 by submission.
The stats suggested Page had a massive power advantage over Yamauchi, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Yamauchi's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yamauchi had a massive advantage over Page, boosting at 75% submission rate over Page's 15%.
Michael Page was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Page had a height advantage of 5 inches over Yamauchi. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Page was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 3 months later than Yamauchi, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 43 to Yamauchi's 57.
Page vs Yamauchi form
Page had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Logan Storley at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Douglas Lima at Bellator London on 1st October 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Anderson at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Ross Houston at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
He had won against Shinsho Anzai at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Yamauchi had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Neiman Gracie at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Levan Chokheli at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Gonzalez at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had won against Daron Cruickshank at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
He had beat Saad Awad at Bellator 229 on 4th October 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Page had been fighting more than Goiti Yamauchi.
Going to this contest, Michael Page had last fought 10 months and 2 days ago, while Goiti Yamauchi's last outing had been 7 months and 3 days ago.
Page's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Yamauchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Page vs Yamauchi?
Michael Page was a 3/4 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Goiti Yamauchi made his way into the ring at 49/50 (-100) with oddsmakers.
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