Sep 23 2023
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Erbst vs Kanehara
Masanori Kanehara
Kanehara
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31-6-0
UD 3
UD 3
28-12-0

The tape

34
Age
41
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Tape record

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Form
UDKOKOKOSUB
31
Wins
28
2
By KO
11
6
KO%
39
27
By SUB
10
87
SUB%
36
6
Loses
12
0
Stopped
5
1
Tapped
2
1
Draws
5
2008
Debut
2003
39
Bouts
45
72
Rounds
80
4 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 14 minutes

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Kleber Koike Erbst vs Masanori Kanehara report

Who won Erbst vs Kanehara?

Masanori Kanehara beat Kleber Koike Erbst by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of RIZIN 44, on Sunday 24th September 2023 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Masanori Kanehara.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Erbst vs Kanehara division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Erbst vs Kanehara stats

Kleber Koike Erbst stepped into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 27 by submission.

Masanori Kanehara made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 5 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

Masanori Kanehara marked his 6th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2020.

Kleber Koike Erbst's Rizin record stood at 6-2-0, while Masanori Kanehara's came in at 4-2-0.

The stats suggested Kanehara had a massive power advantage over Erbst, boasting a 39% knock out percentage over Erbst's 6%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erbst had a massive advantage over Kanehara, boasting a 87% submission rate over Kanehara's 36%.

Kleber Koike Erbst was the younger man by 7 years, at 34 years old.

Erbst had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kanehara. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Erbst was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years later than Kanehara, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 75 to Kanehara's 84.

Erbst vs Kanehara form

Kleber Koike Erbst had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Masanori Kanehara at RIZIN 44 on 23rd September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, his fight against Chihiro Suzuki at RIZIN 43 on 24th June 2023 ended in a no contest.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Before that, he had won against Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their championship fight at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, Fukuoka.

He had beaten Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.3 on 5th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Undisclosed.

Activity check

Erbst's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Kanehara's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Erbst vs Kanehara?

Kleber Koike Erbst was a 2/9 (-480) favourite going into the contest, while Masanori Kanehara made his way into the ring at 31/10 (+310) with oddsmakers.

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