Dec 31 2022
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Soo Chul Kim
Kim
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26-4-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

17-6-1

The tape

35
Age
30
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

UD 3KO 3UD 5UD 5UD 3
Form
UD 3
26
Wins
17
11
By KO
6
42
KO%
35
1
By Sub
5
4
SUB%
29
4
Losses
6
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
3
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2010
30
Bouts
24
90
Rounds
52
6 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 44 minutes

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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3
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
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Juan Archuleta vs Soo Chul Kim preview

When is Archuleta vs Kim?

Juan Archuleta will square off against Soo Chul Kim during the main card of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Archuleta vs Kim stats

Juan Archuleta steps into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Soo Chul Kim will make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Archuleta has a slight advantage in power over Kim, with a 42% knock out percentage over Kim's 35%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Kim will have a large advantage over Archuleta, boosting at 29% submission rate over Archuleta's 4%.

Juan Archuleta is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.

Archuleta is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year later than Kim, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 38 more professional rounds, 90 to Kim's 52.

Archuleta vs Kim form

Juan Archuleta has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Enrique Barzola at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Raufeon Stots at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Sergio Pettis at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had won against Patchy Mix at Bellator 246 on 12th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat Henry Corrales at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Forum, Inglewood.

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Archuleta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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