Ray Borg to make Bellator debut vs. Kyoji Horiguchi on April 22 in Hawaii

Kyoji Horiguchi will welcome fellow UFC veteran Ray Borg to the Bellator cage.

Former Bellator and Rizin FF bantamweight champion Horiguchi (31-5) faces Borg (16-5) in a flyweight bout April 22 at Bellator 295 in Honolulu. MMA Junkie confirmed the news Wednesday after an initial report from MMA Mania. ESPN first reported the possibility of the matchup in late February after Borg signed with the promotion.

Horiguchi has split his past four appearances. After dropping back-to-back bouts to Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis and grand prix finalist Patchy Mix, Horiguchi rebounded with a submission of Yuto Hokamura, followed by a unanimous decision against Hiromasa Ougikubo in his return to flyweight.

Since parting ways with the UFC in 2020, former title challenger Borg has won three consecutive fights over Jesse Arnett, Cody Gibson, and Ricky Bandejas. Borg, who signed a multifight deal with Bellator, hasn’t competed at flyweight since defeating Rogerio Bontorin in February 2020. He missed weight by 2 pounds.

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The current Bellator 295 lineup includes:

  • Raufeon Stots vs. Patchy Mix

  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Kana Watanabe

  • Kasim Aras vs. Davion Franklin

  • Adil Edwards vs. Kai Kamaka III

  • Charlie Leary vs. Yancy Medeiros

  • Aalon Cruz vs. Bobby King

  • Keoni Diggs vs. Weber Almeida

  • Sumiko Inaba vs. Veta Arteaga

  • Ray Borg vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 295.

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