Tatsuya Kawajiri entered this fight with a mma record of 35-11-2 (63% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.36 featherweight in the world but he comes off three consecutive losses, the last one against Kron Gracie (=Kawajiri vs Gracie).
His opponent, Anthony Birchak, has an official record of 13-3-0 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.71 bantamweight. He lost to Thomas Almeida in 2015 (=Almeida vs Birchak) but he came back to win against Dileno Lopes in 2016. Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Anthony Birchak is the main event of Rizin FF 5 Sakura. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin Fighting Federation 5 – Sakura
Where: Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Kawajiri’s previous fight: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kron Gracie
Kawajiri vs Birchak Fight Video:
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the fight Kawajiri vs Birchak starts at 23:27