Patricio Pitbull and his brother Patricky Pitbull are accusing Kleber Koike, a former RIZIN champion, of a locker room invasion and assault on Patricky from behind during Super RIZIN 2.
Patricio, who defeated Koike in a match in 2022 but recently suffered a first-round knockout to Chihiro Suzuki, first made these allegations known on social media, referring to Koike as a “despicable coward” for supposedly assaulting his brother and fleeing.
Koike has not yet issued a statement regarding these allegations.
Further information was provided by Patricky, who recently defeated Koike’s colleague Roberto Satoshi at the Bellator vs. RIZIN 2 main event. In a voice message to MMA Hook, he detailed the incident. He recalled that Koike had been disparaging him on his YouTube channel several days prior, which had upset him. He saw Koike gleefully celebrating after his brother’s loss, and confronted him. When he left the ring, he called Koike a coward for his online comments. He also encountered Satoshi and shared his feelings about Koike, who seemed to acknowledge Koike’s problematic behavior.
Patricky recounted that he was watching fights in the locker room when a coach alerted him to Koike’s presence. By the time he turned around, Koike was reportedly attacking him with a kick. A scuffle ensued in the locker room, but Koike allegedly escaped. Despite the presence of more than 30 people, they were unable to locate Koike in the locker rooms.
Patricky shared on Twitter a screenshot of a direct message he had sent to Koike, indicating that he would be waiting for him before he departs for Brazil.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kleber Koike assault accusation
Who are the Pitbull brothers accusing of a locker room assault?
The Pitbull brothers, Patricio and Patricky, are accusing former RIZIN champion Kleber Koike of assaulting Patricky in the locker room during Super RIZIN 2.
Where did the alleged assault take place?
The alleged assault took place in the locker room during the Super RIZIN 2 event.
How did the Pitbull brothers publicize the alleged assault?
Patricio Pitbull first revealed the alleged assault on social media, while Patricky added more context in a voice message sent to MMA Hook.
What is Kleber Koike’s response to the accusations?
As of the time the report was written, Kleber Koike had not responded to requests for comment on the allegations.
What happened after the alleged assault in the locker room?
After the alleged assault, a fight broke out in the locker room, but Kleber Koike reportedly managed to escape. Despite the presence of more than 30 people, they couldn’t find him in the locker rooms.