Tape rankings @ Sasaki vs Allen
Who won Sasaki vs Allen?
Ulka Sasaki beat Boyd Allen by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ulka Sasaki.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Sasaki vs Allen division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Sasaki vs Allen stats
Ulka Sasaki stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Boyd Allen made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Sasaki had a slight advantage in power over Allen, with a 9% knock out percentage over Allen's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Allen had an advantage over Sasaki, with a 63% submission rate over Sasaki's 52%.
Ulka Sasaki was the older man by 33 years, at 33 years old.
Allen had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sasaki. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Sasaki was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 9 months earlier than Allen, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 72 to Allen's 52.
Sasaki vs Allen form
Ulka Sasaki had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN Trigger 2nd on 23rd February 2022 by in the 2nd round at Ecopa Arena, Shizuoka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Yoshinori Horie at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 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 won against Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had lost to Kai Asakura at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
He had been beaten by Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Sasaki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Sasaki vs Allen?
Ulka Sasaki was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Boyd Allen made his way into the ring at 21/10 (+210) with oddsmakers.