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Bellator signs bantamweight division for former champion Kyoji Horiguchi – MMA Sports

One of the most exciting fighters in today’s game, which recently became a free agent, hasn’t been on the market for a long time.

Scott Coker, president of Bellator, announced Thursday night that the promotion had been signed. Kyoji Horiguchi Compete in the bantamweight division and finish his short Free agent status, And scoop up one of the hottest fighters on the planet.

Coker issued the following statement Via Twitter:

Former @BellatorMMA Bantamweight World Champion @ Kyoji1012 Signed with Horiguchi. I can’t wait to see him competing in our stacked bantamweight division.

Horiguchi (29-3 MMA) defeated Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222 to win the Bellator bantamweight title in a cross-promotion title match against former promotion Rizin FF.Coker Said earlier He wanted to work with Horiguchi again because the title wasn’t kept.

While at Lysine, Horiguchi set a record of 10-1 in mixed martial arts and participated in a kickboxing showcase match with Tenshin Nasukawa. He also defeated Kai Asakura at Lysine 26 and won a bantamweight title in the promotion.

Horiguchi made waves as a bantamweight and flyweight fighter while at UFC and set a 7-1 record, including a title shot with then-champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 186.

The current Bellator Bantamweight Champion Sergio PettisHoriguchi is already interested in fighting in hopes of regaining the title he abandoned in 2019.


– MMA Sports

Bellator signs bantamweight division for former champion Kyoji Horiguchi

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/09/bellator-news-scott-coker-announces-signing-of-former-champion-kyoji-horiguchi-to-bantamweight-division Bellator signs bantamweight division for former champion Kyoji Horiguchi

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