Tape rankings @ Yamamoto vs Yokoyama
Who won Yamamoto vs Yokoyama?
Takeji Yokoyama beat Takuya Yamamoto by submission in the 1st round during the main card of RIZIN 42, on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Yamamoto vs Yokoyama division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Yamamoto vs Yokoyama stats
Takuya Yamamoto stepped into the octagon with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Takeji Yokoyama made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 4 wins and 0 draws and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Yamamoto had a massive power advantage over Yokoyama, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Yokoyama's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Yokoyama had a massive advantage over Yamamoto, boosting at 75% submission rate over Yamamoto's 13%.
Takuya Yamamoto was the older man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Yokoyama had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yamamoto.
Yamamoto was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Yokoyama, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 20 to Yokoyama's 7.
What were the odds on Yamamoto vs Yokoyama?
Takuya Yamamoto was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Takeji Yokoyama made his way into the ring at 4/6 (-150) with oddsmakers.