Kyoji Horiguchi, Sergio Pettis to rematch at Rizin 47 in June

Kyoji Horiguchi will get an opportunity to avenge one of his most notable losses at Rizin 47.

Horiguchi (32-5-1) is set to run it back with Sergio Pettis (23-6) in a bantamweight bout June 8 (June 9 locally) from Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, promotion officials announced Thursday night.

Pettis rallied to knock out Horiguchi with a spinning backfist to retain his bantamweight title at Bellator 272. He went on to defend his title against Patricio Freire at Bellator 297 but then lost it to Patchy Mix at Bellator 301.

Horiguchi captured inaugural Rizin flyweight championship with a second-round submission of Makoto Takahashi this past December. He will return to bantamweight for the first time since September 2022.

The current Rizin 47 lineup includes:

  • Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Sergio Pettis

  • Juan Archuleta vs. Kleber Koike

  • Karshyga Dautbek vs. Tetsuya Seki

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie