Tape rankings @ Watanabe vs Naito
Who won Watanabe vs Naito?
Shooto Watanabe beat Koki Naito by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of RIZIN LANDMARK Vol.1, on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Watanabe vs Naito division, which meant the weight limit was pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Watanabe vs Naito stats
Shooto Watanabe stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 6 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Koki Naito made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 5 loses and 3 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Naito had a massive power advantage over Watanabe, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Watanabe's 9%.
Shooto Watanabe was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Watanabe had a height advantage of 3 inches over Naito.
Watanabe was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Naito, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 55 to Naito's 36.
Watanabe's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.