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US - TBC / UK - TBC
Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Takeda vs Rabadanov?
Koji Takeda will fight Gadzhi Rabadanov during the main card of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Takeda vs Rabadanov stats
Koji Takeda steps into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Gadzhi Rabadanov will make 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 suggest Rabadanov has an advantage in power over Takeda, with a 33% knock out percentage over Takeda's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Takeda will have a slight advantage over Rabadanov, with a 29% submission rate over Rabadanov's 28%.
Koji Takeda is the older man by 27 years, at 27 years old.
Rabadanov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Takeda.
Takeda is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 6 months later than Rabadanov, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 41 to Rabadanov's 52.
Takeda vs Rabadanov form
Koji Takeda has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against DB ERROR 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 have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Rabadanov's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Takeda vs Rabadanov?
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Takeda vs Rabadanov US streams
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Takeda vs Rabadanov UK streams
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