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KOICHI WATANABE

JAPAN

GLORY
RECORD

  • 1
    WIN
  • 3
    LOSS
  • 0
    DRAW

WINNING STREAK

FIGHTER INFORMATION

  • WEIGHTCLASS: LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
  • HEIGHT: 190 CM / 6"3
  • WEIGHT: 102.50 KG / 226 LBS
  • STANCE: ORTHODOX

RANKING

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GLORY STATISTICS BY CompuStrike

Total Strikes Landed / Thrown
Total Punches Landed / Thrown
Total Kicks Landed / Thrown
Total Knees Landed / Thrown
Knockdowns Landed
Total Fight Time
Average Fight Time
174 / 470 (37%)
85 / 312 (27%)
89 / 158 (56%)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

OVERALL RECORD : 26 - 10 - 1

  • 58%
    KO RATIO
  • 15
    (T)KO
  • 11
    DECISION

TITLES

WPMF Japan Heavyweight Champion

M-1 Heavyweight Muaythai Champion


FIGHTER BIO

BIO KOICHI WATANABE

Formerly known as Koichi Pettas in honour of his trainer Nicholas Pettas, these days the man born Koichi Watanabe uses only his first name as his career moniker.

Often listed as a kickboxing stylist, Koichi can actually trace his lineage directly back to the founder of Kyokoshin Karate, sensei Mas Oyama. The style was developed to be karate’s answer to Muay Thai and it is considered to be one of the hardest fighting styles in the world today.

Koichi’s trainer Pettas was one of a handful of non-Japanese to be invited to become a live-in student of Oyama’s (uchi-deshi) and was one of only two non-Japanese ever to complete the gruelling 1,000 day course.

He emerged steeped in the principles of Kyokushin Karate - hard physical conditioning, relentless attach, incredible pain tolerance. This was then passed on to Pettas’ own students, including Koichi, who has demonstrated these qualities in over 35 professional kickboxing fights.

Having spent most of his career at heavyweight, Koichi dropped to light-heavyweight following back-to-back losses to Jerome Le Banner in GLORY events. He should enjoy some physical advantages at 93kg/203lbs and he hopes to become an immediate force in the weight class. 

KOICHI WATANABE RECORD

RESULT OPPONENT EVENT METHOD
loss Randy Blake GLORY 9 / New York
June 22 2013
Decision
loss Jerome Le Banner GLORY 8 / Tokyo
May 03 2013
Decision
loss Jerome Le Banner GLORY 4 / Tokyo
December 31 2012
TKO
win Mark Miller GLORY 2 / Brussels
October 06 2012
KO
WEIGHTCLASS CONTENDERS