Horiguchi Relinquishes Bellator Title

On Wednesday, Bellator announced that bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi has been forced to relinquish the title.

Horiguchi, who won the title from Darrion Caldwell back in June at Bellator 222 has suffered an injury that will require surgery.

“I feel terrible for Kyoji [Horiguchi] about the injury he suffered to his knee, but in the true spirit of martial arts and being a true champion, he has elected to vacate his title and allow the division to move forward in his absence,” Bellator President Scott Coker said. “After fully healing, we plan to give Kyoji an immediate title shot.”

A vacant title fight is set to be announced in the coming days.

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