Taichi Nakajima
Nakajima
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May 06 2024
Monday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Soo Chul Kim
Kim
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16-12-0
KO 2
KO 2
18-7-0

The tape

35
Age
32
5' 9" / 174 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDUDSUBKOUD
Form
SDUDKOSUBUD
16
Wins
18
3
By KO
6
19
KO%
33
3
By SUB
5
19
SUB%
28
12
Loses
7
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
3
0
Draws
1
N/A
Debut
2010
28
Bouts
26
75
Rounds
58
5 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Taichi Nakajima vs Soo Chul Kim report

Who won Nakajima vs Kim?

Soo Chul Kim beat Taichi Nakajima by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of RIZIN 46, on Monday 29th April 2024 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Nakajima vs Kim stats

Taichi Nakajima stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Soo Chul Kim made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

This was Taichi Nakajima's 3rd fight in Rizin, having made his debut for the promotion in 2022. Soo Chul Kim marked his 4th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2015.

Taichi Nakajima's Rizin record stood at 1-2-0, while Soo Chul Kim's came in at 3-1-0.

The stats suggested Kim had an advantage in power over Nakajima, with a 33% knock out percentage over Nakajima's 19%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kim had a slight advantage over Nakajima, with a 28% submission rate over Nakajima's 19%.

Taichi Nakajima was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Nakajima had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kim.

Nakajima was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in , 13 years and 10 months earlier than Kim, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 77 to Kim's 66.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Soo Chul Kim had been fighting more than Taichi Nakajima.

Going to this contest, Taichi Nakajima had last fought 8 months and 29 days ago, while Soo Chul Kim's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 21 days ago.

Nakajima's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Kim's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Nakajima vs Kim?

Taichi Nakajima was a 12/5 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while Soo Chul Kim made his way into the ring at 2/7 (-340) with oddsmakers.

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