The black belt in Bjj Patricky Freire entered this fight with a pro record of 21-8-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 lightweight in the world. Patricky Pitbull lost to Michael Chandler in 2016 (Chandler vs Freire 2) but then he has won five bouts defeating Roger Huerta (Patricky Freire vs Roger Huerta) and Ryan Scope in his last two (Patricky Freire vs Ryan Scope).
His opponent, Tatsuya Kawajiri, has an official mma record of 37-13-2 (59% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.211 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Gabriel Leite de Oliveira and Satoru Kitaoka, but after this fight he has won with Ali Abdulkhalikov. Freire vs Kawajiri is on the undercard of Jiri Prochazka vs Fabio Maldonado – Rizin 19. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: RIZIN 19: Lightweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Where: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Freire’s previous fight: Patricky Freire vs Ryan Scope
Freire vs Kawajiri full fight video:
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