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Who won Ioka vs Palicte?
Kazuto Ioka beat Aston Palicte by technical knockout in the 10th round on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super flyweight championship of the world.
Ioka vs Palicte stats
Kazuto Ioka stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aston Palicte made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Palicte had a large advantage in power over Ioka, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Ioka's 57%.
Kazuto Ioka was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Palicte had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ioka. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Kazuto Ioka & Aston Palicte fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ioka was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Palicte, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 111 more professional rounds, 252 to Palicte's 141.
Kazuto Ioka went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO at super flyweight.
Aston Palicte was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 115lb division.
Ioka vs Palicte form
Ioka had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Donnie Nietes on 31st December 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao.
Previous to that, he had defeated McWilliams Arroyo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Noknoi Sitthiprasert on 23rd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Before that, he had won against Keyvin Lara on 20th July 2016 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
He had beat Juan Carlos Reveco on 31st December 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Palicte had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jose Martinez on 31st January 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Viejas Casino and Resort, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Donnie Nietes on 8th September 2018 by split draw in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Alfredo Rodriguez on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Round Rock Sports Center, Texas.
Before that, he had won against John Mark Apolinario on 10th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Robinson’s Mall Atrium, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines.
He had defeated Oscar Cantu on 17th December 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Nevada, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aston Palicte had been fighting more than Kazuto Ioka.
Going to this contest, Kazuto Ioka had last fought 2 years, 3 months and 23 days ago, while Aston Palicte's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 23 days ago.
Ioka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Palicte's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ioka vs Palicte start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ioka vs Palicte?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by UFC Fight Pass.
What were the odds on Ioka vs Palicte?
Kazuto Ioka was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Aston Palicte made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.