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Who won Souza vs Hirota?
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza beat Mizuto Hirota by , during the main card of RIZIN 17, on Sunday 28th July 2019 at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Souza vs Hirota division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Souza vs Hirota stats
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Mizuto Hirota made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hirota had a massive power advantage over Souza, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Souza's 0%.
Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.
Souza had a height advantage of 4 inches over Hirota.
Souza was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in , 16 years and 7 months earlier than Hirota, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 61 less professional rounds, 14 to Hirota's 75.
Souza vs Hirota form
Souza had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Kazuki Tokudome at RIZIN 27 on 21st March 2021 by in the 1st round at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール), Nagoya, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 22 on 9th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Johnny Case at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
Before that, he had won against Mizuto Hirota at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
He had beat Satoru Kitaoka at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.