Tape rankings @ 165 Catchweight
Who won Sasaki vs Usami?
Sho Patrick Usami beat Shinji Sasaki by during the main card of RIZIN 39, on Sunday 23rd October 2022 at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A in Fukuoka.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sho Patrick Usami.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the 165 Catchweight division, which meant the weight limit was 165 pounds (11.8 stone or 74.8 KG).
Sasaki vs Usami stats
Shinji Sasaki stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 12 loses and 3 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Sho Patrick Usami made his way to the cage with a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Usami had a massive power advantage over Sasaki, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Sasaki's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Sasaki had a massive advantage over Usami, boasting at 55% submission rate over Usami's 0%.
Shinji Sasaki was the older man by 20 years, at 43 years old.
Sasaki was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 30 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 15 years and 6 months earlier than Usami, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 70 to Usami's 13.
What were the odds on Sasaki vs Usami?
Shinji Sasaki was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Sho Patrick Usami made his way into the ring at 1/4 (-400) with oddsmakers.