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Shoko Sato vs Yusup Saadulaev preview
When is Sato vs Saadulaev?
Shoko Sato could potentially square off against Yusup Saadulaev, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sato vs Saadulaev stats
Shoko Sato would step into the octagon with a record of 34 wins, 15 loses and 2 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Yusup Saadulaev would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Sato would have a massive power advantage over Saadulaev, boasting at 59% knock out percentage over Saadulaev's 10%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Saadulaev would have a massive advantage over Sato, boosting at 55% submission rate over Sato's 9%.
Shoko Sato is the younger man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Sato has a height advantage of 3 inches over Saadulaev.
Sato is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Saadulaev, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 50 more professional rounds, 107 to Saadulaev's 57.
Sato vs Saadulaev form
Sato has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he won against Jae Woong Kim at ONE on Prime Video 6 on 13th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Stephen Loman at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Fabricio de Andrade at ONE Championship – Unbreakable 3 on 5th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had won against Won Il Kwon at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
He had beat Mark Abelardo at ONE Championship – Warriors of Light on 10th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.
Sato's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Saadulaev's last 4 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Sato vs Saadulaev?
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