Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
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Who won Yushi vs Nakazawa?
Yushi beat Tatsuya Nakazawa by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN 40, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yushi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Yushi vs Nakazawa division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Yushi vs Nakazawa stats
Yushi stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Tatsuya Nakazawa made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 1 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Yushi and Nakazawa have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Yushi and Nakazawa would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Yushi was the younger man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Nakazawa had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yushi.
Yushi was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 8 years and 7 months earlier than Nakazawa, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 0 to Nakazawa's 5.
Yushi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Yushi vs Nakazawa?
Yushi was a 1/8 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Tatsuya Nakazawa made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.