Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2020-12-31, pretty good finish between Kai Asakura and Kyoji Horiguchi but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (take a look at our ranking of the best mma fights of 2020).
The Rizin Bw champion Kai Asakura entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-2-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 bantamweight in the world. He lost to Manel Kape last year but he came back to win against Hiromasa Ougikubo and Shoji Maruyama in 2020.
His opponent, the black belt in karate, former Bellator and Rizin Bw champ Kyoji Horiguchi, has a record of 28-3-0 (61% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since August 18, 2019 when he was defeated by Kai Asakura in their first fight. Before this bout, in the same year, he had beat Ben Nguyen (Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ben Nguyen) and Darrion Caldwell (Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell 2). Horiguchi vs Asakura 2, main event of the Rizin 26, is valid for the Rizin bantamweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin 26: Saitama
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Title: Rizin Bantamweight Championship
Asakura Horiguchi 2 result:
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Horiguchi’s next fight: Sergio Pettis vs Kyoji Horiguchi
Asakura vs Horiguchi 2 full fight video / highlights:
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