Although a meeting like this doesn't really tell us a great deal we do get the hint that Murata felt more relaxed than Nerio who, as pictured, seemed less than happy to look at the cameras. Oddly however Nerio looked bigger than we had assumed and with that in mind he maybe able to give Murata some issues.
The bout, scheduled to be Murata's first bout scheduled for 10 rounds, is likely to be his toughest bout so far though few are expecting him to actually be tested by Nerio here.
For those wanting to watch the contest it will be televised on Fuji TV at 11PM Japanese time. Sadly however it seems that this broadcast will be tape delay so the result will likely be out on the net well before the televised action.
(Image courtesy of Hochi Shinbun)