Dec 31 2022
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
34-5-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

31-5-1

The tape

35
Age
33
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5SUB 1SUB 1KO 1
Form
SUB 2SUB 1SUB 2SUB 2SUB 2
34
Wins
31
11
By KO
2
32
KO%
6
12
By Sub
27
35
SUB%
87
5
Losses
5
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
1
2004
Debut
2008
39
Bouts
37
99
Rounds
68
7 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 36 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
-
1
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
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Patricio Pitbull vs Kleber Koike Erbst preview

When is Pitbull vs Erbst?

Patricio Pitbull is set to take on Kleber Koike Erbst in the main event of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Pitbull vs Erbst stats

Patricio Pitbull steps 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 will make 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 suggest Pitbull has a large advantage in power over Erbst, boasting at 32% knock out percentage over Erbst's 6%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Erbst will have a massive advantage over Pitbull, boosting at 87% submission rate over Pitbull's 35%.

Patricio Pitbull is the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.

Erbst has a height advantage of 4 inches over Pitbull. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Pitbull is 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 has fought 31 more professional rounds, 99 to Erbst's 68.

Pitbull vs Erbst form

Pitbull has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Juntaro Ushiku at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their Rizin Featherweight 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 6th June 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome, 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kleber Koike Erbst has been fighting more than Patricio Pitbull.

Patricio Pitbull last fought 1 month and 22 days ago, while Kleber Koike Erbst's last outing was 1 month ago.

Pitbull's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Erbst's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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