Nov 21 2020
Saturday

Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Saito vs Asakura
Mikuru Asakura
Asakura
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18-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-1-0

Belts on The Line

Championship

The tape

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

Tape record

KOKOMDKOUD
Form
KOUDUDUDKO
18
Wins
13
5
By KO
7
28
KO%
54
2
By SUB
1
11
SUB%
8
4
Loses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
2
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
15
60
Rounds
29
4 hours, 42 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 3 minutes

Tape rankings @ Saito vs Asakura

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Yutaka Saito vs Mikuru Asakura report

Who won Saito vs Asakura?

Yutaka Saito beat Mikuru Asakura by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 25, on Saturday 21st November 2020 at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Yutaka Saito.

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 18 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 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 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 54% knock out percentage over Saito's 28%.

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 8%.

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 10 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

Yutaka Saito had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN 31 on 24th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their championship fight at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM), Yokohama.

Before that, he had won against Vugar Kyaramov at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.

He had beaten Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.

Asakura had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Daniel Salas at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Previous to that, he was victorious against John Teixeira at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had won against Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.

Before that, he had beaten Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.

He had defeated Takeshi Inoue at RIZIN Heisei’s Last Yarennoka! on 30th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yutaka Saito had been fighting more than Mikuru Asakura.

Going to this contest, Yutaka Saito had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 3 days ago, while Mikuru Asakura's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 28 days ago.

Saito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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