Jun 14 2019
Friday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Card
5 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Darrion Caldwell
Caldwell
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27-2-0
UD 5
UD 5
13-2-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Bantamweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
36
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDKOKO
Form
SUBKOSUBUDUD
27
Wins
13
14
By KO
2
52
KO%
15
3
By SUB
5
11
SUB%
38
2
Loses
2
0
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
29
Bouts
15
65
Rounds
34
4 hours, 38 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 19 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell report

Who won Horiguchi vs Caldwell?

Kyoji Horiguchi beat Darrion Caldwell by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main card of Bellator 222, on Friday 14th June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Kyoji Horiguchi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Bantamweight championship.

Horiguchi vs Caldwell stats

Kyoji Horiguchi stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Darrion Caldwell made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

This was Kyoji Horiguchi's 5th fight in Bellator, having made his debut for the promotion in 2019.

Kyoji Horiguchi's Bellator record stood at 2-2-0, while Darrion Caldwell's came in at 12-6-0.

The stats suggested Horiguchi had a massive power advantage over Caldwell, boasting a 52% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 15%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Caldwell had a large advantage over Horiguchi, boasting a 38% submission rate over Horiguchi's 11%.

Kyoji Horiguchi was the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Caldwell had a height advantage of 5 inches over Horiguchi. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Horiguchi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Caldwell, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 89 to Caldwell's 53.

Horiguchi vs Caldwell form

Horiguchi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kai Asakura at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 222 on 14th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ben Nguyen at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.

Before that, he had defeated Darrion Caldwell at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

He was victorious against Ian McCall at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka.

Activity check

Horiguchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Caldwell's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

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