Nov 21 2020
Saturday

Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan

RIZIN 25
3 rounds contest @ Saito vs Asakura
Mikuru Asakura
Asakura
Japan flag
18-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-1-0

Belts on The Line

Rizin Featherweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
29
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

Form
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 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 Rizin saito vs asakura championship.

Saito vs Asakura stats

Yutaka Saito stepped into the ring 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 ring 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%.

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

Previous to that, 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.

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

He had won against 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

Asakura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 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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