Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Xie vs Wakamatsu?
Yuya Wakamatsu beat Wei Xie by during the main card of ONE Fight Night 12, on Friday 14th July 2023 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yuya Wakamatsu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Xie vs Wakamatsu stats
Wei Xie stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Yuya Wakamatsu made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wakamatsu had a slight advantage in power over Xie, with a 73% knock out percentage over Xie's 69%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Xie had a slight advantage over Wakamatsu, with a 6% submission rate over Wakamatsu's 0%.
Wei Xie was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Xie was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 9 months later than Wakamatsu, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 51 to Wakamatsu's 44.
Xie vs Wakamatsu form
Wei Xie had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Reece McLaren at ONE Championship – Pacio vs. Brooks on 3rd June 2022 by in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dae Hwan Kim at ONE Championship – Battleground 3 on 27th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kantharaj Shankar Agasa at ONE Championship – Full Blast on 28th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had won against Chan Rothana at ONE Championship – Collision Course on 18th December 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He had been beaten by Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Wakamatsu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Sung Hoon Woo at ONE Championship 163 on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had lost to Adriano Moraes at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by submission in the 3rd round in their ONE Flyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yong Hu at ONE Championship – Winter Warriors on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before that, he had defeated Reece McLaren at ONE on TNT 3 on 21st April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He had won against Kyu Sung Kim at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix 2 on 6th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yuya Wakamatsu had been fighting more than Wei Xie.
Going to this contest, Wei Xie had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 27 days ago, while Yuya Wakamatsu's last outing had been 10 months and 11 days ago.
Xie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Wakamatsu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Xie vs Wakamatsu?
Wei Xie was a 6/4 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Yuya Wakamatsu made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.