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Who won Ushiku vs Erbst?
Kleber Koike Erbst beat Juntaro Ushiku by submission in the 2nd round during the main event of RIZIN 39, on Sunday 23rd October 2022 at Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall A in Fukuoka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Ushiku vs Erbst division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Ushiku vs Erbst stats
Juntaro Ushiku stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kleber Koike Erbst made his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 26 by submission.
The stats suggested Ushiku had a large advantage in power over Erbst, boasting at 30% knock out percentage over Erbst's 7%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erbst had a massive advantage over Ushiku, boosting at 87% submission rate over Ushiku's 0%.
Juntaro Ushiku was the younger man by 6 years, at 28 years old.
Erbst had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ushiku.
Ushiku was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 3 months later than Erbst, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 71 to Erbst's 72.
Ushiku vs Erbst form
Kleber Koike Erbst had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Kyohei Hagiwara at RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.3 on 5th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Undisclosed.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN Trigger 2nd on 23rd February 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Ecopa Arena, Shizuoka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 28 on 13th June 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Tokyo Dome(東京ドーム), Bunkyo.
Before that, he had won against Kazumasa Majima at RIZIN 27 on 21st March 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Nippongaishi Hall(日本ガイシホール), Nagoya.
He had beat Kyle Aguon at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Ushiku's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Erbst's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 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 Ushiku vs Erbst?
Juntaro Ushiku was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Kleber Koike Erbst made his way into the ring at 1/4 (-400) with oddsmakers.