Observe Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Kai Asakura 2 entire battle movie to see Horiguchi make his return from a 15-month layoff to obstacle Kai Asakura for the bantamweight championship at RIZIN 26 on Dec. 31 in Saitama, Japan.
The next meeting concerning Horiguchi and Asakura came underneath special instances as Horiguchi was producing a comeback to the ring after under no circumstances getting dropped his RIZIN title in level of competition. On the other hand, has final fight before relinquishing the belt thanks to personal injury was a 67-next knockout loss to Asakura in a non-title bout at RIZIN 18. Asakura went on to capture a vacant bantamweight championship in Horiguchi’s absence.
When they satisfied in the primary celebration of RIZIN’s 2020 yr-conclusion show, it was the more compact Horiguchi who arrived out on top rated after a tense pair of minutes. A large knee from Asakura was fulfilled with a stunning counter blow, leading to a fast flurry from Horiguchi that stopped the battle at 2:48.
With the earn, Horiguchi enhanced his record to 29-3 and now reigns as RIZIN’s bantamweight king after extra.