Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Minowa vs Kuwabara?
Kiyoshi Kuwabara beat Ikuhisa Minowa by during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.4, on Sunday 6th November 2022 at Dolphins Arena in Nagoya.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kiyoshi Kuwabara.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Minowa vs Kuwabara stats
Ikuhisa Minowa stepped into the octagon with a record of 62 wins, 44 loses and 8 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 41 by submission.
Kiyoshi Kuwabara made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kuwabara had a massive power advantage over Minowa, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Minowa's 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Minowa had a massive advantage over Kuwabara, boasting at 66% submission rate over Kuwabara's 0%.
Ikuhisa Minowa was the older man by 6 years, at 47 years old.
Minowa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 91 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 15 years and 1 month earlier than Kuwabara, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 144 more professional rounds, 182 to Kuwabara's 38.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kiyoshi Kuwabara had been fighting more than Ikuhisa Minowa.
Going to this contest, Ikuhisa Minowa had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 30 days ago, while Kiyoshi Kuwabara's last outing had been 5 years, 3 months and 18 days ago.
What were the odds on Minowa vs Kuwabara?
Ikuhisa Minowa was a 13/8 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Kiyoshi Kuwabara made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.