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Who won Yachi vs Kawana?
Yusuke Yachi beat Yuki Kawana by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of RIZIN 29, on Sunday 27th June 2021 at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yusuke Yachi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Yachi vs Kawana division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Yachi vs Kawana stats
Yusuke Yachi stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Yuki Kawana made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 5 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Kawana had a slight advantage in power over Yachi, with a 31% knock out percentage over Yachi's 29%.
Yusuke Yachi was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Yachi had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kawana.
Yachi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 months earlier than Kawana, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 75 to Kawana's 56.
Yachi vs Kawana form
Yachi had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Hiroto Uesako at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Johnny Case at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had been beaten by Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 12 on 12th August 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya.
He had defeated Diego Nunes at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka.
Yachi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.