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Who won Pitbull vs Erbst?
Patricio Pitbull beat Kleber Koike Erbst by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Patricio Pitbull.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Pitbull vs Erbst stats
Patricio Pitbull stepped into the octagon with a record of 34 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Kleber Koike Erbst made his way to the cage with a record of 31 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 27 by submission.
The stats suggested Pitbull had a large advantage in power over Erbst, boasting at 32% knock out percentage over Erbst's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erbst had a massive advantage over Pitbull, boosting at 87% submission rate over Pitbull's 35%.
Patricio Pitbull was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Erbst had a height advantage of 4 inches over Pitbull. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Pitbull was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Erbst, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 107 to Erbst's 72.
Pitbull vs Erbst form
Pitbull had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Adam Borics at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had beat Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 252 on 12th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Kleber Koike Erbst had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their championship fight at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, Fukuoka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.3 on 5th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Undisclosed.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN Trigger 2nd on 23rd February 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Ecopa Arena, Shizuoka, Japan.
Before that, he had won against Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.
He had defeated Kazumasa Majima at RIZIN 27 on 21st March 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール), Nagoya.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kleber Koike Erbst had been fighting more than Patricio Pitbull.
Going to this contest, Patricio Pitbull had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 20 days ago, while Kleber Koike Erbst's last outing had been 1 year and 29 days ago.
Pitbull's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Erbst's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pitbull vs Erbst?
Patricio Pitbull was a 2/7 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Kleber Koike Erbst made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.