Tape rankings @ Sasaki vs Horie
Who won Sasaki vs Horie?
Yoshinori Horie beat Ulka Sasaki by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of RIZIN 30, on Sunday 19th September 2021 at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ) in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yoshinori Horie.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Sasaki vs Horie division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Sasaki vs Horie stats
Ulka Sasaki stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 2 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Yoshinori Horie made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Horie had a massive power advantage over Sasaki, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Sasaki's 9%.
Ulka Sasaki was the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Sasaki had a height advantage of 2 inches over Horie. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Sasaki was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 5 months earlier than Horie, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 64 to Horie's 29.
Sasaki vs Horie form
Ulka Sasaki had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kenta Takizawa at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kai Asakura at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Before that, he had defeated Manel Kape at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had been beaten by Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 117 on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Sasaki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.