Oct 20 2018
Saturday

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest @ Middleweight
14-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 110-118
  • 109-119
  • 109-119
UD 12
23-1-0

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Middleweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
31
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKORTDSDKOTKO
Form
KOUDTKOKOKO
14
Wins
23
11
By KO
16
79
KO%
70
1
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
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WBA
3
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
11

Ryota Murata vs Rob Brant report

Who won Murata vs Brant?

Rob Brant beat Ryota Murata by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 110-118, 109-119, 109-119 in favor of winner Rob Brant.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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.

The undercard featured the clash of Dadashev vs DeMarco.

Murata vs Brant stats

Ryota Murata stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Rob Brant made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Murata had a slight advantage in power over Brant, with a 79% knock out percentage over Brant's 70%.

Ryota Murata was the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.

Murata had 2-inch reach advantage.

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

Murata was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 2 months later than Brant, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 120 to Brant's 126.

Rob Brant was ranked number 3 by the WBA and 11 by the IBF in the 160lb division.

Murata vs Brant form

Ryota Murata had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Hassan N’Dam on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.

Before that, he had beat Bruno Sandoval on 30th December 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ariake Colosseum.

He had won against George Tahdooahnippah on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

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 beat Vitalii Kopylenko on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that 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.

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

Hehad 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.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Ryota Murata had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 9 days ago, while Rob Brant's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 2 days ago.

Murata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.

Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Murata vs Brant start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Murata vs Brant?

Murata vs Brant was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

What were the odds on Murata vs Brant?

Ryota Murata was a 17/100 (-588) favourite going into the contest, while Rob Brant made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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Ryota Murata

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108

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