Takashi Sato
Sato
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May 20 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Themba Gorimbo
Gorimbo
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15-6-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-4-0

The tape

34
Age
33
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
76.4" / 194 cm

Tape record

KOUDSUBKOSUB
Form
SUBUDUDSUBKO
15
Wins
10
11
By KO
1
73
KO%
10
2
By SUB
6
13
SUB%
60
6
Loses
4
2
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2013
21
Bouts
14
37
Rounds
28
2 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 52 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Takashi Sato vs Themba Gorimbo report

Who won Sato vs Gorimbo?

Themba Gorimbo beat Takashi Sato by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2, on Saturday 20th May 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Themba Gorimbo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Sato vs Gorimbo stats

Takashi Sato stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Themba Gorimbo made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Themba Gorimbo marked his 4th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Takashi Sato's UFC record stood at 2-5-0, while Themba Gorimbo's came in at 3-1-0.

The stats suggested Sato had a massive power advantage over Gorimbo, boasting a 73% knock out percentage over Gorimbo's 10%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gorimbo had a massive advantage over Sato, boasting a 60% submission rate over Sato's 13%.

Takashi Sato was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Gorimbo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sato. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Sato was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 months later than Gorimbo, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 40 to Gorimbo's 35.

Activity check

Sato's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sato vs Gorimbo?

Takashi Sato was a 21/20 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Themba Gorimbo made his way into the ring at 4/5 (-130) with oddsmakers.

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