Tape rankings @ Saito vs Hiramoto
Who won Saito vs Hiramoto?
Yutaka Saito beat Ren Hiramoto by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Shibuya.
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 Hiramoto division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Saito vs Hiramoto stats
Yutaka Saito stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Ren Hiramoto made his way to the cage with a record of 2 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Saito had a large advantage in power over Hiramoto, boasting at 25% knock out percentage over Hiramoto's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saito had a slight advantage over Hiramoto, with a 10% submission rate over Hiramoto's 0%.
Yutaka Saito was the older man by 11 years, at 36 years old.
Saito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 years and 1 month earlier than Hiramoto, whose first professional fight was in 2020. He had fought 63 more professional rounds, 77 to Hiramoto's 14.
Saito vs Hiramoto 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 lost to 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 defeated 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 beat Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their championship fight at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.
Saito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Hiramoto's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Saito vs Hiramoto?
Yutaka Saito was a 8/11 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Ren Hiramoto made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.