Tape rankings @ Kubota vs Lopez
Who won Kubota vs Lopez?
Claire Lopez beat Rena Kubota by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Shibuya.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Kubota vs Lopez division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Kubota vs Lopez stats
Rena Kubota stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Claire Lopez made her way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Kubota had a large advantage in power over Lopez, boasting at 54% knock out percentage over Lopez's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lopez had a massive advantage over Kubota, boosting at 57% submission rate over Kubota's 15%.
Rena Kubota was the younger woman by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Kubota had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez.
Kubota was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 22 more professional rounds, 38 to Lopez's 16.
Kubota vs Lopez form
Kubota had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Anastasiya Svetkivska at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Si Woo Park 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.
Going into that contest, she had beat Miyuu Yamamoto at RIZIN 32 on 20th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Okinawa Arena (沖縄アリーナ), Okinawa.
Before that, she had won against Emi Tomimatsu at RIZIN 24 on 27th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
She had beat Lindsey VanZandt at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Kubota's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kubota vs Lopez?
Rena Kubota was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Claire Lopez made her way into the ring at 13/8 (+160) with oddsmakers.