Ed Ruth vs Kiichi Kunimoto was a major attraction at the Bellator 224 PPV. Kunimoto, who was fighting his first match in Bellator, was up against Ruth, who is known to be a rather ‘Ruth’less fighter.
Kunimoto, the more experienced of the two was formerly a part of the UFC but was acquired by Bellator recently. However, Ed Ruth managed to defeat his opponent in just two rounds at their bout. Let us take a closer look:
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Ed Ruth vs Kiichi Kunimoto: What Went Down?
Ruth, who faced the first loss of his career in his previous match, was looking forward to bounce back – and what better way to do that than by defeating a more experienced name from the UFC.
this is exactly why I said Ed Ruth was the one to watch on the Fanboy MMA Podcast #bellator224 pic.twitter.com/8AaXQgiTBY
— Steve (@SteveKMMA) July 13, 2019
Their Bellator 224 match started off with Ruth landing the first shot with a low kick but it was a back-and-forth between the two for the first round where Kunimoto dished out some punishment of his own.
Ruth then came onto Kunimoto with a flurry of punches followed by a fierce body kick which got his opponent on the mat and started pounding him with some punches to get a Technical Knock Out (TKO) win in the Ed Ruth vs Kiichi Kunimoto match.
Bellator 224: Kunimoto Loses on Debut
This was a rather unfortunate bout for Kunimoto, who was fighting his first match in Bellator. Nevertheless, he did manage to hold his ground well by coming up with a counterattack on Ed Ruth in their match.
Ed Ruth gets the win with some GNP that started with a big knee. #Bellator224 pic.twitter.com/ahIukEcWlt
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At Ed Ruth vs Kiichi Kunimoto, however, Ruth got back to his winning ways following the loss that he suffered against Neiman Gracie at the Bellator welterweight grand prix.
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