Tape rankings @ Takahashi vs Kitakata
Who won Takahashi vs Kitakata?
Makoto Takahashi beat Daichi Kitakata by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of RIZIN 41, on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Takahashi vs Kitakata division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Takahashi vs Kitakata stats
Makoto Takahashi stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw and 2 by submission.
Daichi Kitakata made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Kitakata had a large advantage in power over Takahashi, boosting at 30% knock out percentage over Takahashi's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kitakata had a slight advantage over Takahashi, with a 20% submission rate over Takahashi's 14%.
Makoto Takahashi was the younger man by 9 years, at 23 years old.
Takahashi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 3 months later than Kitakata, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 40 less professional rounds, 48 to Kitakata's 88.
Takahashi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Kitakata's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 6 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 Takahashi vs Kitakata?
Makoto Takahashi was a 2/9 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Daichi Kitakata made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.