Belts on The Line
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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 as in favor of 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 ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses 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 ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Horiguchi had a massive power advantage over Caldwell, boasting at 52% knock out percentage over Caldwell's 15%.
Kyoji Horiguchi was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 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 26 more professional rounds, 76 to Caldwell's 50.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kyoji Horiguchi had been fighting more than Darrion Caldwell.
Going to this contest, Kyoji Horiguchi had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 30 days ago, while Darrion Caldwell's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 20 days ago.
Horiguchi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Caldwell's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.