Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan
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Who won Saomoto vs Matsuba?
Tatsuki Saomoto beat Takashi Matsuba by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of RIZIN Trigger 1st, on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tatsuki Saomoto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Saomoto vs Matsuba division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Saomoto vs Matsuba stats
Tatsuki Saomoto stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Takashi Matsuba made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Saomoto had advantage in power over Matsuba, with a 19% knock out percentage over Matsuba's 8%.
Tatsuki Saomoto was the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.
Matsuba had a height advantage of 3 inches over Saomoto.
Saomoto was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months later than Matsuba, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 35 to Matsuba's 36.
Saomoto's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.