The string of terrible luck continues for Ian McCall.
It was hard enough for him to get back in the ring. Five UFC fights were canceled or pulled before the top-ten flyweight finally asked for his release to compete in Rizin. A freak accident cut left his debut in the company short months ago, but Kyoji Horiguchi made McCall's sophomore Rizin effort even shorter.
In the main event of Rizin 10, former UFC title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi knocked McCall out with a left jab just nine seconds into the fight. This further separates the two, as McCall has lost three fights in a row and is winless since 2014 (and has two wins in his last 8 fights), while Horiguchi has won nine straight since his loss to Demetrious Johnson in 2015. Horiguchi has also won five fights in just under ten months.
You can see a clip of the fight with Fightful.com's Showdown Joe Ferraro on the call.
here’s all 9 seconds of Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ian McCall at #Rizin10 pic.twitter.com/vYuYYoiWdA— mma21plus™ (@mma21plus) May 6, 2018
here’s all 9 seconds of Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ian McCall at #Rizin10 pic.twitter.com/vYuYYoiWdA
— mma21plus™ (@mma21plus) May 6, 2018
You can see full results of the show below:
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ian McCall via KO (punch) at :09 of Round 1Tenshin Nasukawa def. Yusaku Nakamura via TKO in Round 2 (kickboxing rules)Kanna Asakura def. Melissa Sophia Karagianis via unanimous decisionYusuke Yachi def. Diego Nunes via split decisionDaron Cruickshank def. Koshi Matsumoto via KO (head kick) in Round 1Issei Ishii def. Daishin Sakai via unanimous decision (kickboxing rules)Kai Asakura def. Manel Kape via split decisionAyaka Hamasaki def. Alyssa Garcia via unanimous decisionAnte Delija def. Ricardo Prasel via unanimous decisionJairzinho Rozenstruik def. Andrey Kovalev via split decisionKanako Murata def. Lanchana Green via submission (anaconda choke) in Round 1Tomohiro Kitai and Darvish Kurogi fight to split draw (kickboxing rules)
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