Kyoji Horiguchi is a professional mixed martial artist born on October 12, 1990. The Japanese fighter is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship and fights under the flyweight division. Before signing in with UFC, Horiguchi was once a Shooto Bantamweight Champion. As of August in 2015, he is ranked seventh by UFC in his division.
The Japanese mixed martial artist started training in combat sports at a very young age. He was 5 years old when he trained in karate. Soon enough, he began competing in full-contact contests and even became a regional champion. He was 16 when he got interested in mixed martial arts. He then trained with the Krazy Bee Gym when he was 18 years old, just right after he graduated in high school.
It was in 2010 when Horiguchi made his professional debut in mixed martial arts. His first fight was with Ranki Kawana where he won via a decision. It was in 2013 when he made his debut under the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Among his accomplishments in professional mixed martial arts, aside from being the bantamweight champion under Shooto, was being the Featherweight 2010 Rookie of the Year and the MVP in 2010 under Shooto.
Horiguchi or the “Supernova” lives in Takasaki in Gunma, Japan. He stands 5 feet and 5 inches tall and trains with the Krazy Bee team and the American Kickboxing Academy. He boasts of 2nd degree black belt in Karate and is an A-Class Shootist. He comes with a mixed martial arts record of 18 fights with 16 wins and 2 losses. His wins include 9 by knockout, 1 by submission and 6 by decision.