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Darrion Caldwell still considers himself Bellator 135 champ entering featherweight tourney

BURBANK, Calif. – Former Bellator bantamweight titleholder Darrion Caldwell may have lost his belt to Kyoji Horiguchi, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still consider himself the champion.
Since his losing …read more

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Juan Archuleta says Kyoji Horiguchi didn’t want fight, praises Bellator champ Patricio 'Pitbull'

BURBANK, Calif. – After his win at Bellator 222, Juan Archuleta made it known who he wanted to face next. From his time on the microphone in the cage to …read more

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Juan Archuleta claims Kyoji Horiguchi ‘didn’t want to take fight’ against him

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BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, Juan Archuleta discusses his trouble in fighting Kyoji Horiguchi, why he called out Patricio Pitbull, his suit, and …read more

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Several new faces pop up, make moves in the divisional rankings

Chan Sung Jung, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Andrea Lee are among those jumping into the MMA top 10s, with Jorge Masvidal and Kyoji Horiguchi making moves toward the top. …read more

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Kyoji Horiguchi to Face Kai Asakura in Non-Title, Bantamweight Affair at Rizin 18

Kyoji Horiguchi will return to the Rizin ring to face Kai Asakura in a non-title, bantamweight clash on Aug. 18. …read more

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Posted on July 8, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Patricio Freire Focusing On Featherweight Grand Prix After Kyoji Horiguchi Fight Not Happening

Patricio Freire is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, but he was looking to become the bantamweight champion as well. “Pitbull” was hoping to fight newly crowned champion, Kyoji Horiguchi, …read more

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Posted on June 25, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Scott Coker Says that Kyoji Horiguchi is 'Part of the Family'

Scott Coker discussed Bellator MMA’s new bantamweight champion. …read more

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Juan Archuleta: Bellator-Rizin champ Kyoji Horiguchi has no better options than me

Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator as the first four-division regional champion in the promotion’s history. Now he aims to make more history by defeating a champ with two belts.
“Either way, …read more

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Posted on June 22, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Darrion Caldwell Loses His Cool After Bellator 222 Loss, Slaps Camera (Video)

Darrion Caldwell was not happy with his unanimous decision loss to Kyoji Horiguchi. This past Friday night (June 14), Caldwell defended the Bellator bantamweight gold against Rizin champion Horiguchi. This …read more

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Posted on June 18, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 18: Kyoji Horiguchi bumps Conor McGregor

Kyoji Horiguchi has given an all-new meaning to the “champ-champ” moniker.
After claiming Bellator’s bantamweight title at this past weekend’s Bellator 222 event, the Japanese standout isn’t reigning over two different …read more

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Bellator 222: A classic Scott Coker roller coaster

Jordan Breen reflects on Bellator’s recent tent-pole event at Madison Square Garden, where Rory MacDonald defended his welterweight title, and Kyoji Horiguchi became the new bantamweight champion, but neither man …read more

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Bellator 222 post-event facts: Kyoji Horiguchi makes history

One of the most significant fight cards in Bellator history took place Friday with Bellator 222, which went down at Madison Square Garden in New York with a main card …read more

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Juan Archuleta determined to fight Kyoji Horiguchi next, even if it means fighting in Japan

NEW YORK – Friday night, Bellator featherweight Juan Archuleta scored the biggest knockout, and victory, of his career. Squaring off with former champion Eduardo Dantas on the Bellator 222 main …read more

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Rizin bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi adds Bellator belt

Kyoji Horiguchi adds the Bellator belt to his collection as part of a Bellator 222 undercard featuring another fall by one prospect, Aaron Pico, and a strong outing by another, …read more

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Bellator 222 Results: Kyoji Horiguchi defeats Darrion Caldwell

A highly anticipated rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Kyoji Horiguchi took place at tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City.
Horiguchi (27-2 MMA) submitted Caldwell (12-2 MMA) in the third …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Kyoji Horiguchi claims Bellator gold with second win over Darrion Caldwell

Kyoji Horiguchi has now staked his claim as possibly the best bantamweight in all of mixed martial arts after becoming Bellator champion on Friday night.
While it wasn’t the performance …read more

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Pros react to Kyoji Horiguchi’s uneventful win at Bellator 222

Kyoji Horiguchi became the new Bellator bantamweight champion after beating Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight. It wasn’t too exciting, but Kyoji Horiguchi …read more

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Twitter reacts to Kyoji Horiguchi's historic title win over Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222

Kyoji Horiguchi made MMA history on Friday when he added the Bellator bantamweight title alongside his Rizin FF belt with a win over Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222.
It was a …read more

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Bellator 22 Results: Kyoji Horiguchi defeats Darrion Caldwell

A highly anticipated rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Kyoji Horiguchi took place at tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City.
Horiguchi (27-2 MMA) submitted Caldwell (12-2 MMA) in the third …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Kyoji Horiguchi decisions Darrion Caldwell to become two-promotion champ

NEW YORK – Six months ago, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell and Rizin FF champ Kyoji Horiguchi collided in a cross-promotional superfight. While Caldwell bested Horiguchi for the first two …read more

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Daily Debate: In a UFC-Bellator crossover fantasy, what's your top fight to see?

Friday night at Bellator 222, there’s a cross-promotional title fight going down.
Rizin bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi (27-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a former UFC title challenger, returns Stateside to challenge Bellator …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Darrion Caldwell expects third fight with Kyoji Horiguchi, ‘Pitbull’ showdown

Darrion Caldwell has more than revenge on his mind.
It would be understandable if Caldwell were solely focused on defeating Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 222. With a win, “The Wolf” would …read more

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Kyoji Horiguchi returns to America under historic circumstances at Bellator 222

(This story originally published in Friday’s print edition of USA TODAY.)
NEW YORK – Kyoji Horiguchi has an opportunity to write a new page in mixed martial arts history on Friday …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Bellator 222 breakdown: A repeat performance for Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrion Caldwell?

MMA Junkie Radio co-host and MMA Junkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down the Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at an interesting cross-promotional title fight at Bellator 222.
Bellator 222 takes …read more

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Rizin CEO Guarantees Horiguchi Defeats Caldwell Again At Bellator 222

Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara is expressing confidence in his bantamweight champion. Kyoji Horiguchi, the Rizin 135-pound kingpin, will have a chance to make lightning strike twice tomorrow night (June 14). …read more

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Rizin chief Nobuyuki Sakakibara guarantees Kyoji Horiguchi will beat Darrion Caldwell

NEW YORK – Rizin executive Shingo Kashiwagi did most of the translating when CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara spoke to reporters at a media day for Bellator 222.
But there was one statement …read more

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Different Energy Will Make the Difference For Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222

Darrion Caldwell feels having his rematch with Kyoji Horiguchi on his turf at Bellator 222 will produce a different outcome. …read more

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Posted on June 13, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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Scott Coker Is ‘Absolutely’ Down With Doing UFC & Bellator Cross-promotion

Once again Bellator and RIZIN FF are cross promoting, with Kyoji Horiguchi fighting Darrion Caldwell for the bantamweight title. It seems like every card they are cross promoting, which is …read more

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Darrion Caldwell Says He’ll Avoid Mistakes In Kyoji Horiguchi Rematch

Darrion Caldwell isn’t short on confidence going into his rematch with Kyoji Horiguchi. Caldwell and Horiguchi are both bantamweight champions. Caldwell holds Bellator gold, while Horiguchi rules the roost in …read more

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Posted on June 13, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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Video: Rizin champion Kyoji Horiguchi likes fighting in cage more than ring

NEW YORK CITY – Rizin Fighting Federation bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi discusses his return to the United States for Bellator 222, the difference between fighting in a ring and in …read more

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Kyoji Horiguchi Confident He Can Hang With Best UFC Bantamweights

Former UFC flyweight title contender Kyoji Horiguchi has another high-profile bout set for this weekend’s (Fri., June 14, 2019) Bellator 222 from New York City. The current Rizin FF bantamweight …read more

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Bellator 222 pre-event facts: Kyoji Horiguchi looks for historic cross-promotion champ status

One of the most significant cards in Bellator history takes place on Friday with Bellator 222. The event goes down at Madison Square Garden in New York and streams on …read more

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Demetrious Johnson Uninterested in Kyoji Horiguchi Rematch

Demetrious Johnson may have one of the most underrated résumés in MMA. For instance, even when he picks up a victory over a definitive high-caliber opponent, i.e. Kyoji Horiguchi and …read more

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Posted on June 10, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Darrion Caldwell leaning on history in Kyoji Horiguchi rematch at Bellator 222

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Darrion Caldwell’s history with immediate rematches gives him additional confidence going into his second fight with Kyoji Horiguchi …read more

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