Dec 31 2021
Friday

Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Saito vs Asakura
Mikuru Asakura
Asakura
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19-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
15-3-0

The tape

36
Age
31
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOSDUDKOKO
Form
UDSUBKOUDKO
19
Wins
15
5
By KO
8
26
KO%
53
2
By SUB
1
11
SUB%
7
4
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
2
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2012
25
Bouts
19
63
Rounds
38
4 hours, 57 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Saito vs Asakura

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Yutaka Saito vs Mikuru Asakura report

Who won Saito vs Asakura?

Mikuru Asakura beat Yutaka Saito 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 in favor of the winner Mikuru Asakura.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Saito vs Asakura division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Saito vs Asakura stats

Yutaka Saito stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Mikuru Asakura made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Yutaka Saito's Rizin record stood at 4-3-0, while Mikuru Asakura's came in at 11-2-0.

The stats suggested Asakura had a large advantage in power over Saito, boasting a 53% knock out percentage over Saito's 26%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saito had a slight advantage over Asakura, with a 11% submission rate over Asakura's 7%.

Yutaka Saito was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Asakura had a height advantage of 2 inches over Saito.

Saito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 months earlier than Asakura, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 77 to Asakura's 44.

Saito vs Asakura form

Asakura had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.1 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Previous to that, he had lost to Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Satoshi Yamasu at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Before that, he had been beaten by Yutaka Saito at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.

He had defeated Daniel Salas at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu.

Activity check

Saito's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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