Naoki Inoue
Inoue
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Dec 31 2022
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

RIZIN 40
3 rounds contest @ Inoue vs Takizawa
Kenta Takizawa
Takizawa
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15-3-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

13-8-0

The tape

25
Age
28
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

UD 3UD 3KO 1SUB 1SUB 1
Form
UD 3KO 1UD 3UD 3UD 3
15
Wins
13
1
By KO
9
7
KO%
69
8
By Sub
0
53
SUB%
0
3
Losses
8
0
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2014
18
Bouts
21
34
Rounds
47
2 hours, 27 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 22 minutes

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Naoki Inoue vs Kenta Takizawa preview

When is Inoue vs Takizawa?

Naoki Inoue is set to fight Kenta Takizawa during the main card of RIZIN 40, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Inoue vs Takizawa division, which means the weight limit will be pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Inoue vs Takizawa stats

Naoki Inoue steps into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Kenta Takizawa will make his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Takizawa has a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Inoue's 7%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Inoue will have a massive advantage over Takizawa, boasting at 53% submission rate over Takizawa's 0%.

Naoki Inoue is the younger man by 3 years, at 25 years old.

Takizawa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue.

Inoue is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 months later than Takizawa, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 13 less professional rounds, 34 to Takizawa's 47.

Inoue vs Takizawa form

Inoue has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he lost to Hiromasa Ougikubo at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Yuto Hokamura at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had beat Shintaro Ishiwatari at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo.

Before that, he had won against Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had beat Shooto Watanabe at RIZIN 22 on 9th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.

Takizawa has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he Kai Asakura at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had won against Masakazu Imanari at RIZIN 29 on 27th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Before that, he had been beaten by Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had lost to Hiromasa Ougikubo at RIZIN 25 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kenta Takizawa has been fighting more than Naoki Inoue.

Naoki Inoue last fought 11 months ago, while Kenta Takizawa's last outing was 11 months ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Takizawa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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