Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan
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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 as in favor of 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).
This contest was for the vacant Rizin saito vs asakura championship.
Saito vs Asakura stats
Yutaka Saito stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 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 cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Asakura had a large advantage in power over Saito, boosting at 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 4 years, at 35 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
Asakura 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 won against John Teixeira at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Hatsu Hioki at RIZIN 12 on 12th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya.
Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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