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Who won Takeda vs Rabadanov?
Gadzhi Rabadanov beat Koji Takeda by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gadzhi Rabadanov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Takeda vs Rabadanov stats
Koji Takeda stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Gadzhi Rabadanov made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Rabadanov had an advantage in power over Takeda, with a 33% knock out percentage over Takeda's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Takeda had a slight advantage over Rabadanov, with a 33% submission rate over Rabadanov's 28%.
Koji Takeda was the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Rabadanov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Takeda.
Takeda was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 6 months later than Rabadanov, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 48 to Rabadanov's 58.
Takeda vs Rabadanov form
Koji Takeda had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Zach Zane at RIZIN 39 on 23rd October 2022 by in the 1st round at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A, Fukuoka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Johnny Case at RIZIN 37 on 31st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had lost to Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.
Takeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Rabadanov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Takeda vs Rabadanov?
Koji Takeda was a 11/5 (+220) underdog going into the contest, while Gadzhi Rabadanov made his way into the ring at 1/3 (-300) with oddsmakers.