Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Shibisai vs Bigis?
Shoma Shibisai beat Rihards Bigis by , during the main card of RIZIN 35, on Sunday 17th April 2022 at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Chofu.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Shoma Shibisai.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Shibisai vs Bigis stats
Shoma Shibisai stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Rihards Bigis made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Shibisai had a massive power advantage over Bigis, boasting at 43% knock out percentage over Bigis' 0%.
Shoma Shibisai was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Shibisai had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bigis.
Shibisai was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 3 months later than Bigis, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 16 to Bigis' 12.
Shibisai vs Bigis form
Shoma Shibisai had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Hideki Sekine at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Tsuyoshi Sudario at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sergey Shemetov at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had beat Chang Hee Kim at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
He had been beaten by Unurjargal Boldpurev at RIZIN 11 on 29th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Shibisai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.