The black belt in karate Kyoji Horiguchi entered this fight with a pro mma record of 26-2-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 bantamweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced former Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson in 2015 (Johnson vs Horiguchi), since then he has won eleven consecutive bouts beating Ian McCall, Hiromasa Ogikubo and Darrion Caldwell in 2018 (Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Ben Nguyen, has a record of 16-8-0 (81% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 flyweight but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Jussier Formiga da Silva (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ben Nguyen) and Wilson Reis (Ben Nguyen vs Wilson Reis); before this bout, in 2017, he had beat Tim Elliott (Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen). Horiguchi vs Nguyen is on the undercard of Muhammed King Mo Lawal vs Jiri Prochazka 2 – Rizin 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin FF 15
Where: Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan
Division: catchweight (132 lbs, 60 kg)
Horiguchi’s previous fight: Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi
Nguyen’s previous fight: Ben Nguyen vs Wilson Reis
Horiguchi’s next fight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell 2
Horiguchi vs Nguyen full fight video:
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