Jul 31 2023
Monday

Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Makoto Takahashi
Takahashi
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31-5-0
NC
NC
16-1-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Flyweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
23
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDSUBUDKOKO
Form
SUBSUBUDSUBUD
31
Wins
16
15
By KO
0
48
KO%
0
4
By SUB
4
13
SUB%
25
5
Loses
1
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2010
Debut
2016
36
Bouts
18
86
Rounds
47
6 hours, 13 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 40 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

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Kyoji Horiguchi vs Makoto Takahashi report

Who won Horiguchi vs Takahasi?

The fight between Kyoji Horiguchi and Makoto Takahashi finished in a no contest at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN 2 on Saturday 29th July 2023.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Flyweight championship.

Horiguchi vs Takahasi stats

Kyoji Horiguchi stepped into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Makoto Takahashi made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw and 4 by submission.

Makoto Takahashi marked his 2nd fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2019.

Kyoji Horiguchi's Bellator record stood at 2-2-0, while Makoto Takahashi's came in at 1-0-0.

The stats suggested Horiguchi had a massive power advantage over Takahashi, boasting a 48% knock out percentage over Takahashi's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Takahashi had an advantage over Horiguchi, with a 25% submission rate over Horiguchi's 13%.

Kyoji Horiguchi was the older man by 10 years, at 33 years old.

Horiguchi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Takahashi.

Horiguchi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Takahashi, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 87 to Takahashi's 51.

Horiguchi vs Takahasi form

Horiguchi had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Hiromasa Ougikubo at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beaten Yuto Hokamura at RIZIN 38 on 25th September 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.

Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.

Before that, he had been beaten by 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.

He had defeated 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.

Activity check

Horiguchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Takahashi's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Horiguchi vs Takahasi?

Kyoji Horiguchi was a 2/7 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Makoto Takahashi made his way into the ring at 12/5 (+240) with oddsmakers.

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