Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Chico Camus MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/26/15
Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
MMA: Sunday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Saitama Super Arena)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
Kyoji Horiguchi and Chico Camus fight Saturday night at Saitama Super Arena during UFC Fight Night.
Kyoji Horiguchi enters this fight with a 15-1 record and is winning 60 percent of his fights by knockout. Horiguchi has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a April loss to Demetrious Johnson. Horiguchi is averaging 2.97 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.7 percent. Horiguchi is averaging 1.11 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 41.6 percent. Horiguchi is one of the more athletic fighters who can do a little bit of everything but is at his best when standing up and throwing strikes. Horiguchi has nine knockouts in his career, and three of his last seven fights have been decided in the second round or earlier. This is Horiguchi’s 14th time fighting in Japan, his home county.
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Chico Camus enters this fight with a 14-6 record and is winning 57 percent of his fights by decision. Camus is averaging 2.35 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 44.1 percent. Camus is averaging 0.88 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Camus is at his best when standing up, as he’s a striker at heart and is defending an impressive 64.4 percent of his opponent's strikes. Camus doesn’t have a lot of knockout power, but he usually finds a way to win when able to fight in his comfort zone. Of course, the concern with Camus is that he’s a terrible grappler and is very ineffective when on the mat. This is Camus’ first career fight in Japan and second fight out of the United States.
This should be an interesting fight between two guys who fight similar styles. However, Horiguchi has far more knockout power than Camus and can end a bout rather quickly. Also, Horiguchi is fighting in his home country, a place he’s won his last six fights.