Kyoji Horiguchi confirmed for RIZIN 18

Kyoji Horiguchi BELLATOR 222
Let’s just call it the year of Kyoji Horiguchi. Photo: Bellator.

After defeating Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222, RIZIN has announced bantamweight king Kyoji Horiguchi will return for RIZIN 18 in August.

His opponent is yet to be revealed, but the 28-year-old will bring an impressive 13-fight win streak to the Dolphins Arena in Nagoya on 18 August.

Earlier this month Horiguchi (28-2) claimed Bellator’s 135-pound title with a unanimous decision win over Caldwell (12-3) as part of a growing partnership between Bellator and Japan-based RIZIN.

It was Horiguchi’s second victory over Caldwell in seven months.

At RIZIN 15 in April, Horiguchi made short work of Ben Nguyen, getting the job done via TKO at 2:53 of R1.


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