Kyoji Horiguchi is set to challenge Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Title tonight at UFC 186 and commented on the fight.
“I’m very relaxed – the same as other fights. What I need to do is what I have to do, anyway. There’s no point for me to spend time (worrying about) other things…I don’t feel any pressure. I appreciate the people who are going to bet on me – those guys will make some money.”’
Kyoji Horiguchi (15-1) 9 KOs, 1 Subs & 5 Dec wins. He is currently on a nine fight winning streak. Out of his last five bouts, he has finished three of those by knockout. He beat Shintaro Ishiwatari in June of 2013 at a local show by 5th round TKO, then beat Dustin Pague at UFC 166 in his UFC debut by second round TKO. He beat Darrell Montague in May of 2014 by unanimous decision, he knocked out Jon Delos Reyes in September of 2014 by TKO in the first round. In his next/latest bout, he beat Louis Gaudinot at UFC 182 by unanimous decision.
“Of course, this weekend is my time. Johnson may not be expecting my speed. … I’m going to knock him out whenever I have a chance. I can’t predict which round, but within five rounds, I’m going to finish the fight by KO.”
The fights start with the prelims on UFC Fight Pass at 7:00 p.m. ET then four fights airing on Fox Sports 1 and then the pay-per-view bouts starting at 10:00 p.m. EST.