Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
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Who won Nakahara vs Suzuki?
Chihiro Suzuki beat Yoshiki Nakahara by during the main card of RIZIN 40, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chihiro Suzuki.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Nakahara vs Suzuki division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Nakahara vs Suzuki stats
Yoshiki Nakahara stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Chihiro Suzuki made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Nakahara had an advantage in power over Suzuki, with a 47% knock out percentage over Suzuki's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Suzuki had a slight advantage over Nakahara, with a 11% submission rate over Nakahara's 6%.
Yoshiki Nakahara was the older man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Suzuki had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nakahara.
Nakahara was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Suzuki, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 47 to Suzuki's 28.
Nakahara vs Suzuki form
Chihiro Suzuki had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Masakazu Imanari at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.4 on 6th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ren Hiramoto at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.2 on 6th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Before that, he had won against Sora Yamamoto at RIZIN Trigger 1st on 28th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan.
He had been beaten by Shoji Maruyama at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Nakahara's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Suzuki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 10 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 Nakahara vs Suzuki?
Yoshiki Nakahara was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Chihiro Suzuki made his way into the ring at 6/4 (+150) with oddsmakers.