Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
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Hideo Tokoro vs John Dodson report
Who won Tokoro vs Dodson?
John Dodson beat Hideo Tokoro by during the main card of RIZIN 40, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner John Dodson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Tokoro vs Dodson division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Tokoro vs Dodson stats
Hideo Tokoro stepped into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 31 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 21 by submission.
John Dodson made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Dodson had a massive power advantage over Tokoro, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Tokoro's 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tokoro had a massive advantage over Dodson, boasting at 60% submission rate over Dodson's 10%.
Hideo Tokoro was the older man by 7 years, at 45 years old.
Tokoro had a height advantage of 4 inches over Dodson.
Tokoro was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Dodson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 113 to Dodson's 92.
Tokoro's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Dodson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tokoro vs Dodson?
Hideo Tokoro was a 10/3 (+330) underdog going into the contest, while John Dodson made his way into the ring at 1/5 (-500) with oddsmakers.
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