A crossover match pitting Bellator champion versus RIZIN champion is about for New Yr’s Eve as Darrion Caldwell will journey to Japan to face Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 14.
The battle was launched late Wednesday night time time as part of the RIZIN 14 press conference. The RIZIN bantamweight title shall be up for grabs throughout the crossover showdown.
Caldwell grew to turn into Bellator bantamweight champion remaining yr and he has since defended the title whereas moreover solely within the close to previous taking a battle at featherweight to keep energetic whereas prepared for a model new title contender to emerge.
Now the earlier NCAA champion wrestler will journey to Japan to face one in every of many prime pound-for-pound worldwide skills throughout the sport.
Horiguchi was considered top-of-the-line flyweights throughout the UFC alongside together with his solely loss coming to former champion Demetrious Johnson sooner than he left the promotion in 2017 and inked a model new future contract with RIZIN.
Since then, Horiguchi has mauled the opponents with seven straight wins along with a shocking nine-second knockout in direction of UFC veteran Ian McCall.
Now Horiguchi will characterize RIZIN as their welterweight champion to welcome Caldwell to the ring on New Yr’s Eve in a crossover battle between promotions.