Brant vs Murata II

Menu
  • Brant vs Murata
  • 25-1-0 14-2-0
  • TKO 2 TKO 2
  • Friday 12th July 2019
  • EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
  • Vacant WBA World Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 28 age 33
  • 6' 0" / 182cm height 6' 0" / 182cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 72" / 183cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO UD KO UD TKO < form UD TKO RTD SD KO <
  • 25 wins 14
  • 17 by ko 11
  • 68% Ko% 79%
  • 1 Losses 2
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2012 Debut 2013
  • tape rankings @ Middleweight
  • WBA 4
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Brant vs Murata II Info

Ryota Murata beat Rob Brant by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Friday 12th July 2019 at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka.

The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the vacant WBA middleweight championship of the world.

Brant vs Murata II stats

Rob Brant stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Ryota Murata made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Murata had advantage in power over Brant, with a 79% knock out percentage over Brant's 68%.

Rob Brant was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.

Murata had 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Rob Brant & Ryota Murata fought out of an orthodox stance.

Brant was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Murata, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 118 to Murata's 111.

Ryota Murata was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 160lb division.

Brant vs Murata II form

Brant had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryota Murata on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Khasan Baysangurov on 15th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Grand Casino, Minnesota, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ryota Murata on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Juergen Braehmer on 27th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sport and Congress Center, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

He had beat Alexis Hloros on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Grand Casino, Hinckley, United States.

Ryota Murata had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rob Brant on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Emanuele Blandamura on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had won against Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Before that, he had lost to Hassan N’Dam on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.

He had defeated Bruno Sandoval on 30th December 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ariake Colosseum.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryota Murata had been fighting more than Rob Brant.

Going to this contest, Rob Brant had last fought 1 year 6 months and 7 days ago, while Ryota Murata's last outing had been 2 years 2 months and 30 days ago.

Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Murata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Brant vs Murata II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 am UTC at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan, which was 6:00 am EST or 3:00 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Brant vs Murata II?

The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

Brant vs Murata II News

View Brant vs Murata II News Archive >
Have Your Say