Kyoji Horiguchi To Fight At Rizin 15
Kyoji Horiguchi is set to face Ben Nguyen at Rizin 15. The two former UFC fighters will fight at 60kg (132lbs) in a non-title fight.
Horiguchi was last seen at Rizin 14 on Decemeber 31st, the same card that saw Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa. The Japanese star beat Bellator’s bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell, via a guillotine choke submission, to win the inaugural Rizin bantamweight title.
Nguyen has just been released by the UFC, having lost his last two fights in the flyweight division to Jussier Formiga and Wilson Reis.
Horiguchi is due to rematch Caldwell in the Bellator cage but it is not known when.
Rizin 15 goes down on April 21st at the Yokohama Arena, Japan.