Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Kunimoto vs Kawanaka?
Kiichi Kunimoto beat Takahiro Kawanaka by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of RIZIN Trigger 1st, on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Kunimoto vs Kawanaka stats
Kiichi Kunimoto stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Takahiro Kawanaka made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Kawanaka had a large advantage in power over Kunimoto, boosting at 33% knock out percentage over Kunimoto's 10%.
Kiichi Kunimoto was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.
Kunimoto was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Kawanaka, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 59 to Kawanaka's 33.
Kunimoto's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.