Apr 17 2022
Sunday

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu, Japan

Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Souza vs Case
Johnny Case
Case
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13-1-0
Sub 1
Sub 1
27-7-0

Belts on The Line

Rizin Lightweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
35
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
N/A
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm

Tape record

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Form
KOKOKOKOMD
13
Wins
27
4
By KO
19
31
KO%
70
9
By SUB
4
69
SUB%
15
1
Loses
7
1
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
1
N/A
Debut
2007
14
Bouts
35
16
Rounds
56
40 minutes, 35 seconds
Fight Time
3 hours, 15 minutes

Tape rankings @ Souza vs Case

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Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza vs Johnny Case report

Who won Souza vs Case?

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza beat Johnny Case by submission in the 1st round during the main event of RIZIN 35, on Sunday 17th April 2022 at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Chofu.

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

This contest was for the Rizin Souza Vs Case championship.

Souza vs Case stats

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Johnny Case made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Johnny Case marked his 7th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza's Rizin record stood at 9-3-0, while Johnny Case's came in at 4-3-0.

The stats suggested Case had a massive power advantage over Souza, boasting a 70% knock out percentage over Souza's 31%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Souza had a massive advantage over Case, boasting a 69% submission rate over Case's 15%.

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Souza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Case.

Souza was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 21 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 16 years and 7 months earlier than Case, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 34 less professional rounds, 27 to Case's 61.

Souza vs Case form

Souza 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 won against Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 33 on 30th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round in their Rizin Lightweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Tofiq Musayev 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kazuki Tokudome at RIZIN 27 on 21st March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール), Nagoya.

Before that, he was victorious against Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 22 on 9th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Pia Arena MM, Yokohama.

He had lost to Johnny Case at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.

Johnny Case had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been beaten by Tofiq Musayev at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Satoru Kitaoka at RIZIN 17 on 28th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo.

Before that, he had defeated Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He had drawn with Natan Schulte at PFL 2018 #9 on 13th October 2018 by majority draw in their 2 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza had been fighting more than Johnny Case.

Going to this contest, Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 16 days ago, while Johnny Case's last outing had been 4 years, 6 months and 15 days ago.

Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.

Case's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Souza vs Case?

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