Dec 31 2022
Saturday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Hiromasa Ougikubo
Ougikubo
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29-5-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

25-5-2

The tape

32
Age
35
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 3" / 161 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

SUB 2UD 5KO 4KO 1KO 1
Form
UD 3UD 3UD 3UD 3UD 3
29
Wins
25
15
By KO
1
52
KO%
4
3
By Sub
6
10
SUB%
24
5
Losses
5
2
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
2
2010
Debut
2006
34
Bouts
32
81
Rounds
84
5 hours, 50 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 33 minutes

Current rankings @ Flyweight

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Kyoji Horiguchi vs Hiromasa Ougikubo preview

When is Horiguchi vs Ougikubo?

Kyoji Horiguchi will fight Hiromasa Ougikubo during the main card of Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Horiguchi vs Ougikubo stats

Kyoji Horiguchi steps into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Hiromasa Ougikubo will make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggest Horiguchi has a massive power advantage over Ougikubo, boasting at 52% knock out percentage over Ougikubo's 4%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ougikubo will have an advantage over Horiguchi, with a 24% submission rate over Horiguchi's 10%.

Kyoji Horiguchi is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Horiguchi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ougikubo.

Horiguchi is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 year and 7 months later than Ougikubo, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 81 to Ougikubo's 84.

Horiguchi vs Ougikubo form

Horiguchi has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Yuto Hokamura at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Patchy Mix at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Sergio Pettis at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had won against Kai Asakura at RIZIN 26 on 31st December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

He had been beaten by Kai Asakura at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.

Hiromasa Ougikubo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he Soo Chul Kim at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Naoki Inoue at RIZIN 33 on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kai Asakura at RIZIN 33 on 30th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

Before that, he had won against Takafumi Otsuka at RIZIN 30 on 19th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena(さいたまスーパーアリーナ), Saitama.

He had defeated Takeshi Kasugai at RIZIN 28 on 6th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Hiromasa Ougikubo has been fighting more than Kyoji Horiguchi.

Kyoji Horiguchi last fought 2 months and 3 days ago, while Hiromasa Ougikubo's last outing was 2 months and 3 days ago.

Horiguchi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Ougikubo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

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