Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan
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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 Friday 31st 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 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 ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses 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 ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Asakura had a large advantage in power over Saito, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Saito's 26%.
Yutaka Saito was the older man by 5 years, at 34 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 30 more professional rounds, 71 to Asakura's 41.
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 defeated Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.1 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Satoshi Yamasu at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had lost to Yutaka Saito at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their Rizin Featherweight championship fight at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.
He had beat Daniel Salas at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu.
Saito's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 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 1 year, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.