Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Chico Camus, 2 Other Bouts Set for UFC Fight Night in Japan

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 8, 2015
Kyoji Horiguchi had a nine-fight winning streak halted at UFC 186. | Dave Mandel/

Former flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi will compete on home soil when he faces Chico Camus at UFC Fight Night "Barnett vs. Nelson" on Sept. 26.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the matchup on Friday. In addition, Diego Brandao will take on Katsunori Kikuno at featherweight, while Shinso Anzai clashes with Roger Zapata at 170 pounds. The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt pitting Josh Barnett against Roy Nelson.

The 24-year-old Horiguchi is coming off a fifth-round submission loss to Demetrious Johnson in a 125-pound title bout at UFC 186. The Krazy Bee representative had previously won his first four bouts in the Octagon, including two via technical knockout.

After beginning his promotional tenure as a bantamweight, Camus has gone 1-1 in two 125-pound appearances. He captured a split verdict over Brad Pickett in his flyweight debut last November before dropping a unanimous decision against Henry Cejudo in his most recent outing at UFC 188.

Brandao ended a two-fight losing streak in his last Octagon appearance, as he defeated Jim Hettes via doctor stoppage at UFC on Fox 15. Kikuno is 2-2 in the UFC, including a knockout loss to Edimilson Souza in his last fight on March 21.

Azai came up short in his Octagon debut against Alberto Mina at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Le,” while Zapata enters his debut riding a four-fight winning streak.


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