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Who won Takeda vs Gustavo?
Luiz Gustavo beat Koji Takeda by split decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK 5 in YOYOGI, on Saturday 29th April 2023 at Yoyogi National Stadium in Shibuya.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Luiz Gustavo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Takeda vs Gustavo division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Takeda vs Gustavo stats
Koji Takeda stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Luiz Gustavo made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Gustavo had a massive power advantage over Takeda, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Takeda's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gustavo had a slight advantage over Takeda, with a 42% submission rate over Takeda's 33%.
Koji Takeda was the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Gustavo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Takeda.
Takeda was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year later than Gustavo, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 48 to Gustavo's 24.
Takeda vs Gustavo form
Koji Takeda had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gadzhi Rabadanov at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Zach Zane at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, Fukuoka.
Going into that contest, he had beat Johnny Case at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had been beaten by Spike Carlyle at RIZIN 35 on 17th April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.
He had won against Noah Bey at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Luiz Gustavo had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Juri Ohara at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN Trigger 3rd on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Chofu.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Patricky Pitbull at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had defeated Hiroto Uesako at RIZIN 19 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Edion Arena, Osaka.
He had been beaten by Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Koji Takeda had been fighting more than Luiz Gustavo.
Going to this contest, Koji Takeda had last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Luiz Gustavo's last outing had been 1 year ago.
Takeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Gustavo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Takeda vs Gustavo?
Koji Takeda was a 21/20 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Luiz Gustavo made his way into the ring at 8/11 (-140) with oddsmakers.