Belts on The Line
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Who won Saito vs Ushiku?
Juntaro Ushiku beat Yutaka Saito by during the main event of RIZIN 31, on Sunday 24th October 2021 at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM) in Yokohama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Juntaro Ushiku.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the vacant Rizin featherweight championship.
Saito vs Ushiku stats
Yutaka Saito stepped into the octagon 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.
Juntaro Ushiku made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ushiku had a slight advantage in power over Saito, with a 29% knock out percentage over Saito's 26%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saito had an advantage over Ushiku, with a 11% submission rate over Ushiku's 0%.
Yutaka Saito was the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Saito had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ushiku.
Saito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Ushiku, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 77 to Ushiku's 71.
Saito's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
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