Apr 29 2024
Monday

Tokyo Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Masanori Kanehara
Kanehara
Japan flag
12-3-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

28-12-5

Belts on The Line

Rizin Featherweight Championship

The tape

24
Age
41
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
N/A
Reach
67.3" / 171 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 1NCKO 1UD 3
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 3KO 2KO 2
12
Wins
28
6
By KO
11
50
KO%
39
1
By Sub
10
8
SUB%
36
3
Losses
12
1
Stopped
5
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
5
2017
Debut
2003
16
Bouts
45
31
Rounds
80
1 hours, 59 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 14 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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Chihiro Suzuki vs Masanori Kanehara preview

When is Suzuki vs Kanehara?

Chihiro Suzuki will take on Masanori Kanehara during the main card of RIZIN 46, on Monday 6th May 2024 at Tokyo Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

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

This contest is for the Rizin featherweight championship.

Suzuki vs Kanehara stats

Chihiro Suzuki steps into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Masanori Kanehara will make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 5 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

Chihiro Suzuki's Rizin record currently stands at 7-1-0, while Masanori Kanehara's comes in at 3-1-0.

The stats suggest Suzuki has an advantage in power over Kanehara, with a 50% knock out percentage over Kanehara's 39%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Kanehara will have a large advantage over Suzuki, boasting a 36% submission rate over Suzuki's 8%.

Chihiro Suzuki is the younger man by 17 years, at 24 years old.

Suzuki is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 13 years and 4 months later than Kanehara, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 49 less professional rounds, 31 to Kanehara's 80.

Suzuki vs Kanehara form

Suzuki has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Vugar Kyaramov at RIZIN LANDMARK 7 in Azerbaijan on 4th November 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their championship fight at National Gymnastics Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Patricio Pitbull at Super RIZIN 2 on 30th July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Going into that contest, his fight against Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN 43 on 24th June 2023 ended in a no contest.

Before that, he had defeated Yoshiki Nakahara at RIZIN 40 on 31st December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He was victorious against Masakazu Imanari at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.4 on 6th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.

Kanehara has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Kleber Koike Erbst at RIZIN 44 on 23rd September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Sora Yamamoto at RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI on 30th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yoyogi National Stadium, Shibuya.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kazumasa Majima at RIZIN Trigger 3rd on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.

Before that, he was victorious against Takahiro Ashida at RIZIN 31 on 24th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Pia Arena MM (ぴあありーなMM), Yokohama.

He had lost to Victor Henry at RIZIN 21 on 22nd February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Chihiro Suzuki has been fighting more than Masanori Kanehara.

Chihiro Suzuki last fought 5 months and 14 days ago, while Masanori Kanehara's last outing was 6 months and 26 days ago.

Suzuki's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

Kanehara's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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