The black belt in karate Kyoji Horiguchi entered this fight with a professional record of 17-2-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 flyweight in the world. He lost to #1 Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson last year (=Johnson vs Horiguchi), but then he has won over Chico Camus (=Horiguchi vs Camus) and Neil Seery.
His opponent, Ali Bagautinov, has a mma record of 14-4-0 (64% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2014 and 2015, against Demetrious Johnson (=Johnson vs Bagautinov) and Joseph Benavidez (=Benavidez vs Bagautinov), but he came back to win in 2016 with Geane Herrera. Horiguchi vs Bagautinov is on the undercard of Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall 2 – UFC Fight Night 99. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs Hall 2
Where: SSE ARENA, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
Horiguchi’s next fight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs Yuki Motoya
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