Who won Yamashita vs Sone?
Hiroki Yamashita beat Kazuma Sone by knockout in the 1st round, during the main card of RIZIN 27, on Sunday 21st March 2021 at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール) in Nagoya.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Yamashita vs Sone division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Yamashita vs Sone stats
Hiroki Yamashita stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kazuma Sone made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 20 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Yamashita had a massive power advantage over Sone, boasting at 57% knock out percentage over Sone's 21%.
Hiroki Yamashita was the same age as Kazuma Sone, at 33 years old.
Yamashita had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sone.
Yamashita was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 6 months later than Sone, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 59 less professional rounds, 36 to Sone's 95.
Sone's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.