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Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi
  • Given Name: 堀口恭司, Horiguchi Kyoji
  • MMA Record: 20-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1990.10.12
  • Last Fight: July 30, 2017 in RFF
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'4" (163cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $60,000 USD
  • Born: Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Karate

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Kyoji Horiguchi MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO
1:49 Round 1 of 3

Jp Hideo Tokoro
19-2-0 34-29-2

Jp RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round
Main Event | Tournament Round of 16 | 61 kg

2017.07.30
Odds: -3600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs (60.8 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Motoya
18-2-0 18-4-0

Jp RIZIN 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura
Main Card | 58 kg | 58 kg

2017.04.16
Weigh-In: 127.8 lbs (58.0 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Ali Bagautinov
17-2-0 15-5-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2016.11.19
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Grant Waterman
Cancelled Bout Ali Bagautinov UFC UFN 97 2016.10.15
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ie Neil Seery
16-2-0 16-11-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2016.05.08
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chico Camus
15-2-0 14-6-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson
Main Card | Flyweight | 57 kg

2015.09.26
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:59 Round 5 of 5, 24:59 Total

Us Demetrious Johnson
15-1-0 22-2-1

Ca UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi
Main Event | Title Challenge | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.04.25
Odds: +700 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 124.5 lbs (56.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#5 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 186 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Louis Gaudinot
14-1-0 6-3-0

Us UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Main Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2015.01.03
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Chris Cariaso UFC UFN 52 2014.09.20
Reason: Cariaso Rebooked against Johnson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:48 Round 1 of 3

Gu Jon Delos Reyes
13-1-0 7-3-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Main Card | Flyweight | 57 kg

2014.09.20
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Darrell Montague
12-1-0 13-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2014.05.10
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Cancelled Bout Chris Cariaso UFC 169 2014.02.01
Reason: Horiguchi Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:51 Round 2 of 3, 8:51 Total

Us Dustin Pague
11-1-0 11-8-0

Us UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
0:41 Round 5 of 5, 20:41 Total

Jp Shintaro Ishiwatari
10-1-0 15-4-4

Jp VTJ 2nd
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.06.22
Weigh-In: 134.3 lbs (60.9 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
1:35 Round 2 of 3, 6:35 Total

Jp Hiromasa Ogikubo
9-1-0 10-2-2

Jp Shooto 2nd Round 2013
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.03.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ian Loveland
8-1-0 16-9-0

Jp VTJ 1st
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.12.24
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Manabu Inoue
7-1-0 14-7-2

Jp Shooto 8th Round
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.07.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:06 Round 1 of 3

Jp Tetsu Suzuki
6-1-0 13-9-3

Jp Shooto 3rd Round
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 59 kg

2012.03.10
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Masakatsu Ueda
6-0-0 14-1-2

Jp Shooto: Survivor Tournament Final
Main Card | Bantamweight | 60 kg

2012.01.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Naohiro Mizuno

Jp Shooto

2011.09.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Yuta Nezu

Jp Shooto

2011.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Takahiro Hosoi

Jp Shooto

2011.04.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Seiji Akao

Jp Shooto

2010.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jp Keita Ishibashi

Jp Shooto

2010.08.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Ranki Kawana

Jp Shooto
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2010.05.09

Kyoji Horiguchi Wiki Update Wiki

Kyoji Horiguchi is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in the bantamweight division. Born on October 12, 1990 in Takasaki, Japan Horiguchi fights out the Krazy Bee gym.


Horiguchi got an early start in martial arts as his father ran a karate school in which Horiguchi also trained. With a background in karate, Horiguchi began participating in karate tournaments in his high school days. Once Horiguchi graduated, he was picked up by the Krazy Bee team and began his MMA training alongside fighters such as Japanese MMA legend Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto and UFC veteran Issei Tamura.


On December 20, 2009, Horiguchi made his amateur MMA debut. On the same date, Horiguchi participated in the Shooto Amateur Open Tournament East 6th where he successfully competed and won by defeating 4 opponents in the same day.

 

Horiguchi then went on to make his MMA debut in 2010, winning a decision over Ranki Kawana. Just two fights later he would win the Shooto 2010 Rookie Tournament, finishing Seiji Akao by TKO early in the second round. His biggest victory would come over the 2009 Rookie Tournament runner-up, Yuta Nezu. Horiguchi's knockout power was on display early, knocking out Nezu in the first round. After defeating Naohiro Mizuno, Horiguchi took on the former Shooto Featherweight Champion Masakatsu Ueda on January 8, 2012. Ueda controlled most of the bout with his superior grappling, nearly submitting Horiguchi numerous times, defeating Horiguchi via majority decision. 

 

After winning 3 fights in a row under Shooto, Horiguchi would fight for the Shooto World Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship against then-champion Hiromasa Ogikubo at Shooto - 2nd Round. Horiguchi would defeat Ogikubo via submission in the second round to claim the title. In his first title defense, Horiguchi defeated Shintaro Ishiwatari via TKO in the fifth round. 


With a record of 11-1, Horiguchi was then signed to compete in the UFC. His first fight was against Ultimate Fighter 14 veteran, Dustin Pague. This bout took place at UFC 166 where Horiguchi would win the bout via 2nd round TKO. Following the win, Horiguchi would drop to flyweight to debut in the weight class against Darrell Montague at UFC Fight Night 40. Horiguchi would win the bout earning a unanimous decision. Horguchi's next fight would come against Jon Delos Reyes at UFC Fight Night 52. Horiguchi's original opponent was Chris Caraiso, but he was pulled from the bout to face UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178. Horiguchi would defeat Reyes via unanimous decision. 


Horiguchi's next bout would be against another Ultimate fighter 14 veteran, Louis Gaudinot. The fight is set to take place at UFC 182

 


 

Last updated 01.02.2015, 12:26 AM ET
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