Tofiq Musayev
Musayev
Azerbaijan flag
Nov 04 2023
Saturday

National Gymnastics Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan

3 rounds contest @ Musayev vs Takeda
Koji Takeda
Takeda
Japan flag
21-5-0
KO 3
KO 3
15-5-0

The tape

34
Age
28
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOKOKOSUBUD
Form
SDUDSUBUDSUB
21
Wins
15
17
By KO
2
81
KO%
13
2
By SUB
5
10
SUB%
33
5
Loses
5
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2017
26
Bouts
20
39
Rounds
48
2 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 39 minutes

Tape rankings @ Musayev vs Takeda

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Tofiq Musayev vs Koji Takeda report

Who won Musayev vs Takeda?

Tofiq Musayev beat Koji Takeda by knockout in the 3rd round during the of RIZIN LANDMARK 7 in Azerbaijan, on Saturday 4th November 2023 at National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Musayev vs Takeda division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).

Musayev vs Takeda stats

Tofiq Musayev stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Koji Takeda made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Koji Takeda marked his 12th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2019.

Tofiq Musayev's Rizin record stood at 7-1-0, while Koji Takeda's came in at 6-6-0.

The stats suggested Musayev had a massive power advantage over Takeda, boasting a 81% knock out percentage over Takeda's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Takeda had a large advantage over Musayev, boasting a 33% submission rate over Musayev's 10%.

Tofiq Musayev was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.

Musayev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Takeda.

Musayev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Takeda, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 42 to Takeda's 54.

Musayev vs Takeda form

Musayev had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Shabliy at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Rizin Lightweight championship fight at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo, Japan.

Before that, he had beaten Patricky Pitbull at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had defeated Johnny Case at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Koji Takeda had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been defeated by Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI on 30th April 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Yoyogi National Stadium, Shibuya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had lost to Gadzhi Rabadanov at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Zach Zane at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, Fukuoka.

Before that, he had won against Johnny Case at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had been beaten by Spike Carlyle at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Koji Takeda had been fighting more than Tofiq Musayev.

Going to this contest, Tofiq Musayev had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 3 days ago, while Koji Takeda's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 13 days ago.

Musayev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

Takeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Musayev vs Takeda?

Tofiq Musayev was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Koji Takeda made his way into the ring at 10/3 (+330) with oddsmakers.

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