Sora Yamamoto
Yamamoto
Japan flag
May 06 2024
Monday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Ilkhom Nazimov
Nazimov
Russian Federation flag
12-7-0
KO 2
KO 2
10-3-0

The tape

Age
29
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDMDUDUDSUB
Form
UDKOSUBKOUD
12
Wins
10
3
By KO
4
25
KO%
40
6
By SUB
3
50
SUB%
30
7
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2015
19
Bouts
13
37
Rounds
20
2 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Tapology
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Sora Yamamoto vs Ilkhom Nazimov report

Who won Yamamoto vs Nazimov?

Ilkhom Nazimov beat Sora Yamamoto by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of RIZIN 46, on Monday 29th April 2024 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Yamamoto vs Nazimov stats

Sora Yamamoto stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Ilkhom Nazimov made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

This was Sora Yamamoto's 7th fight in Rizin, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021. Ilkhom Nazimov marked his 2nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2023.

Sora Yamamoto's Rizin record stood at 3-4-0, while Ilkhom Nazimov's came in at 2-0-0.

The stats suggested Nazimov had an advantage in power over Yamamoto, with a 40% knock out percentage over Yamamoto's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yamamoto had an advantage over Nazimov, with a 50% submission rate over Nazimov's 30%.

Sora Yamamoto was the younger man by 29 years, at years old.

Nazimov had a height advantage of 6 inches over Yamamoto.

Yamamoto was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 3 months later than Nazimov, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 39 to Nazimov's 22.

Yamamoto vs Nazimov form

Yamamoto had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Masanori Kanehara at RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI on 30th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yoyogi National Stadium, Shibuya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vugar Kyaramov at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kyle Aguon at RIZIN 36 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Okinawa Arena, Okinawa.

Before that, he had beaten Daisuke Nakamura at RIZIN 34 on 20th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, Osaka.

He had defeated Suguru Nii at RIZIN Trigger 2nd on 23rd February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Ecopa Arena, Shizuoka.

Activity check

Yamamoto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Yamamoto vs Nazimov?

Sora Yamamoto was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Ilkhom Nazimov made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.

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