Kanako Murata
Murata
Japan flag
Oct 07 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
12-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
9-5-0

The tape

30
Age
35
5' 1" / 156 cm
Height
5' 2" / 157 cm
61.8" / 157 cm
Reach
59.4" / 151 cm

Tape record

KOUDSDSUBSUB
Form
UDUDSDSUBUD
12
Wins
9
2
By KO
1
17
KO%
11
4
By SUB
4
33
SUB%
44
2
Loses
5
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2017
14
Bouts
14
35
Rounds
37
2 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 52 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Kanako Murata vs Vanessa Demopoulos report

Who won Murata vs Demopoulos?

Vanessa Demopoulos beat Kanako Murata by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Vanessa Demopoulos.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

Murata vs Demopoulos stats

Kanako Murata stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Vanessa Demopoulos made her way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those win coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Kanako Murata's UFC record stood at 1-2-0, while Vanessa Demopoulos' came in at 4-2-0.

The stats suggested Murata had a slight advantage in power over Demopoulos, with a 17% knock out percentage over Demopoulos' 11%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Demopoulos had an advantage over Murata, with a 44% submission rate over Murata's 33%.

Kanako Murata was the younger woman by 5 years, at 30 years old.

Demopoulos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Murata. Despite this, she had 3-inch reach advantage.

Murata's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Demopoulos', having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2016, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Demopoulos, whose first professional fight was in 2017. She had fought 2 less professional rounds, 38 to Demopoulos' 40.

Murata vs Demopoulos form

Vanessa Demopoulos had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had won against Maria Oliveira at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had beaten Jinh Yu Frey at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, she had defeated Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

She had been beaten by JJ Aldrich at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

Activity check

Murata's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Demopoulos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Murata vs Demopoulos?

Kanako Murata was a 7/25 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Vanessa Demopoulos made her way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.

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