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 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 29 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 2 more professional rounds, 113 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 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Ryota Murata on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Alexis Hloros on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Grand Casino, Hinckley, United States.
He had beat Chris Fitzpatrick on 5th August 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
Murata had won 3 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Felipe Santos Pedroso on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Las Vegas, Hong Kong S.A.R., China.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gaston Alejandro Vega on 30th January 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gunnar Jackson on 7th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Murata's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 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+.