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Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi Set for Epic Rematch at RIZIN 47


Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi set for rematch
Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi

The stage is set for an electrifying showdown as Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi prepare to face off in a highly anticipated rematch at RIZIN 47, scheduled for June 9 at the prestigious Yoyogi First Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. The announcement has sent shockwaves through the MMA community, setting the tone for an action-packed event.


RIZIN, known for delivering thrilling matchups, also unveiled additional exciting fights for the event. Former champions Kleber Koike and Juan Archuleta are set to collide in a compelling 145-pound showdown, while Karshyga Dautbek and Tetsuya Seki are geared up for a featherweight clash that promises fireworks inside the cage.


The rematch between Pettis and Horiguchi holds significant intrigue, especially after their previous encounter. Horiguchi, fresh off winning the RIZIN bantamweight title, faced Pettis for the Bellator strap in December 2021, dominating the fight until a surprising knockout in the fourth round turned the tide in Pettis' favor. Now, Horiguchi seeks redemption as he moves back up to 135 pounds to settle the score with Pettis.


For Pettis, this rematch marks a crucial moment in his career. After losing the Bellator belt to Patchy Mix in November 2023, Pettis is eager to bounce back and reclaim his status as a top contender in the bantamweight division. His impressive victories over notable names like Patricio Pitbull and Archuleta have showcased his skills and determination to succeed.


The co-main event featuring Kleber Koike and Juan Archuleta adds another layer of excitement to RIZIN 47. Archuleta, a former Bellator bantamweight champion, returns to the featherweight division following a title loss, determined to make a statement against Koike, who is known for his grappling prowess and recent submission victory.


As the MMA world eagerly awaits RIZIN 47, fans can expect a night filled with adrenaline-pumping action, epic rematches, and potential title implications in multiple weight classes.


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