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Archuleta vs Horiguchi Bellator/Rizin 2021

Bellator and Rizin(Japanese Promotion) cross promoting since 2018. Kyoji Horiguchi defending his Rizin Bantamweight Title against Darrion Caldwell twice(former Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Horiguchi can now fight the NEW Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta.

Horiguchi vs Archuleta better happen in 2021. Bantamweight Title Fight, Champion vs Champion. Dream matchup for HARDCORE MMA fans. Besides fighting Demetrious Johnson, My opinion is the toughest opponent for Horiguchi.

Archuleta is one talented fighter, When Bellator signed him I was more than excited. Archuleta was the King of the Cage Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight Champion. Easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 25-2 record, All-Around savage who trains with TJ Dillashaw.

Archuleta intrigued by the matchup against Horiguchi, Legacy fight for him.

“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/06/juan-archuleta-determined-fight-kyoji-horiguchi-next-even-if-in-japan

Juan Archuleta calling out Horiguchi since his rise with Bellator. Building up the fight best as possible, Millions of viewers will be watching this fight.

When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”

http://Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta Ready for Responsibility of Being Champion

Horiguchi on the other hand defeats Juan Archuleta, Keep adding to his legacy. Mike Brown( American Top Team) says “Horiguchi is the most underrated fighter in the world.” Definitely support Mike Brown’s opinion. Ever since Kyoji Horiguchi signed with Rizin, He radically improved but hat’s off to him. King of Japanese MMA and the face of RIZIN.

“I think he’s grossly underrated, but that happens a lot when you’re fighting outside the UFC,” Brown told MMA Junkie in a phone interview. “But if you look at his record, his pedigree – I mean, it’s incredible. He’s got a great record, and now he’s fighting at 135 where he’s much smaller than guys – I think he can fight at both weight classes (flyweight) fairly easy – but with a few extra pounds, I think him fighting at 135, it’s given him more power.

“My priority is to go get back the Bellator belt I returned. I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one,” Horiguchi said.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116089/rizin-26-kyoji-horiguchi-reigns-supreme-and

Horiguchi displayed a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece against Kai Asakura at Rizin 26. First round knock out against Asakura, Earns back his Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Scott Coker(Bellator Promoter) and Nobuyuki Sakikibara (Rizin Promoter) better happen in 2021. Dream matchup between two of the BEST Bantamweights in the WORLD.

Cross Promotion MMA Fights I Missed Lol

Since there’s so many talented MMA Fighters all over the world from different MMA Promotions!! More matchups to look at.

Ray Cooper vs Albert Tumenov

Ray Cooper the Third is the PFL Welterweight Champion. Wins over Jake Shields twice, Charles “Crazy” Bennett. Three Time State Wrestler in Hawaii. 20-7 record is a solid fighter.

Albert Tumenov former UFC Welterweight signed with ACB. Becoming the ACB Welterweight Champion. Tumenov has wins over Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban.

Emiliano Sordi vs Vadim Nemkov

Emiliano Sordi PFL Light Heavyweight Champion is making a career for himself at Professional Fighters league.

Vadim Nemkov Future Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion is a training partner for Fedor Emelianenko. Impressive winning streak over Phil Davis, Liam McGeary. Nemkov is 27 years old.

Phil De Fries vs Brandon Vera

Phil De Fries KSW Heavyweight Champion. UFC veteran. 18-6 record. I highly doubt he will ever sign with the UFC but it’s cool he built a career with KSW.

Brandon Vera former UFC Light Heavyweight moves to One Championship. Since signing with One Championship became the Heavyweight Champion. Defeated Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion Mauro Cerilli.

Kiamrian Abbasov vs Jarrah Al-Selawe

Kiamrian Abbasov is the One Championship Welterweight Champion. Defeated Yushin Okami, Zebaztian Kadestam former One Championship Welterweight Champion. He’s one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Jarrah Al- Selawe is the Brave CF Welterweight Champion. Successful career in Brave CF. Love to see him build his profile.

Stephen Loman vs Kai Asakura

Stephen Loman Brave CF Bantamweight Champion. Main attraction for Brave CF. Loman has wins over Gary Mangat, Frans Mlambo. UFC should definitely sign him.

Kai Asakura the Rizin Bantamweight Champion. One of the best Bantamweights not fighting for the UFC. Wins over Ulka Susaki, Kyoji Horiguchi, Manel Kape.

Tofiq Musaev vs Mansour Barnaoui

Tofiq Musaev Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Champion by defeating Patricio Pitbull. UFC has there eyes on him. Incredible 2019/2020 run with Rizin.

Mansour Barnaoui 19-4 record Road FC Lightweight Champion. Successful career for Road FC. Losses to Ivan Buchinger, Mateusz Gamrot.

MMA Cross Promotions Dream Fights 2020 ?

Hardcore fans like myself have these dream fights with champions from UFC, Bellator, One Championship, PFL, KSW, Brave CF, Combate Americas, ACB, EFC, M1- Global.

Time to create these dream fights in 2020!!

Kamaru Usman vs Douglas Lima

Douglas Lima arguably the #1 Welterweight in the world. Lima defeated Rory MacDonald for the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix and the Bellator Welterweight Title.

Douglas Lima has wins over Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin(Former UFC Welterweight, Paul Daley(Former Kickboxing Champion, Strikeforce, UFC Fighter)and Andrey Koreshkov.(Top Bellator Welterweight)

Usman vs Lima would be one of the best Welterweight Fights.

Gegard Mousasi vs Israel Adesanya

Gegard Mousasi Bellator Middleweight Champion is one of the best Middleweights in the world, Mousasi is a pioneer from Dream, Strikeforce, Pride.

Mousasi without a doubt in my mind will be a tough test for the next star in the UFC Israel Adesanya.

Michael Chandler vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Michael Chandler former Bellator Lightweight Champion has wins over Eddie Alvarez in a memorable fight, Rivalry with Patricio Pitbull, Benson Henderson.

Michael Chandler is one of the best Lightweights in the world and he’s been desiring that fight with Khabib. Believes he can defeat him.

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Petr Yan or Jose Aldo

Kyoji Horiguchi since signing with Rizin radically changed his career from winning the Rizin Bantamweight Title, Defeating Darrion Caldwell for the Bellator Bantamweight Title.

Horiguchi is one of the best Bantamweights in the world!!

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Bibiano Fernandes

Bibiano Fernandes is one of the greatest Bantamweights of All Time. 40 years old. Fights for One Championship and is their Bantamweight Champion. Seven title defenses in a row.

Bibiano Fernandes was the former Dream Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion. He trains with one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time in Demetrious Johnson.

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Bibiano Fernandes would be a great fight. Debate whose the best Bantamweight Champion in the best Asia Promotions.

Tofiq Musaev vs Nathan Schulte

Tofiq Musaev won the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix. Defeated Patricio Pitbull in the final. Shocked the world with that win. During his win streak defeated Johnny Case, Daron Cruikshank. He has vicious leg kicks.

Nathan Schulte is the 2 time PFL Lightweight Champion. Wins over Rashid Magomedov, Chris Wade. Schulte easily one of the best Lightweights not in the UFC but one day will see him fight for the UFC.

Schulte vs Musaev would be one interesting fight for the hardcore fans.

Lance Palmer vs Alexander Volkanovski

Lance Palmer two time PFL Featherweight Champion, WSOF Featherweight Champion. Former Ohio State 4 time All-American. Palmer dominates his opponents and it would be interesting to see him fight Alexander Volkanovski.

Alexander Volkanovski building his legacy facing Lance Palmer one of the best featherweights on the planet.

AJ McKee vs Salahdine Parnasse

AJ McKee is the favorite to win the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix because he’s a world class fighter. AJ McKee 16-0 record with wins over Bellator Vets Derek Campos, Pat Curran.

AJ McKee is the future for Bellator.

Salahdine Parnasse is the future for France MMA. Parnasse is the KSW Interim Featherweight Champion at 22 years old, Impressively defeating former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion Ivan Buchinger. The win over Buchinger was a masterful performance!!

Aj McKee vs Salahdine Parnasse would be a fight I’d be watching for sure. Bellator vs KSW on DAZN.

Roberto Soldic vs Andres Koreshkov

Roberto Soldic easily one of the BEST Welterweights not fighting for the UFC. I hope on everything he gets signed by the UFC. Soldic is the KSW Welterweight Champion.

Andrey Koreshkov is a top Bellator Welterweight.

Soldic vs Koreshkov is a hardcore fan Welterweight fight. Place Soldic on the global map with a win over Andrey Koreshkov!!

Rory MacDonald vs Roberto Soldic

Rory MacDonald sign a long term fight deal with the Professional Fighters League, Remains one of the best welterweights in the world.

Roberto Soldic is one of the best Welterweights in the world, Needs opponents that will place Soldic on the map.

Tomasz Narkun vs Simon Biyong

Tomasz Narkun is the KSW Light Heavyweight Champion. Definitely will get signed by the UFC one day. Narkun has two significant wins over European legend Mamed Khalidov and former UFC fighter Rameau Sokoudjou.

Simon Biyong was the former EFC Light Heavyweight Champion, 1-0 with Rizin after defeating Vitaly Shemetov. Biyong is one of the best Light Heavyweight Prospects in the world. Future Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion and future UFC fighter from Africa.

Narkun vs Biyong is a sick fight for two Light Heavyweight prospects.

Igeu Kabesa vs Andres Quintana

Igeu Kabesa is the EFC Featherweight Champion, EFC is the #1 MMA Promotion in Africa. Kabesa is 26 years old, 12-1 has wins over Karlo Caput and SBG Ireland Prospect Peter Queally. Decorated wrestler from Africa.

Andres Quintana is the #1 Featherweight Prospect from the United States. Quintana was the former Combate Americas Featherweight Champion. He’s 28 years old, All-Around fighter whose bound to sign with the UFC one day.

Rafa Garcia vs Mateusz Gamrot

Rafa Garcia is 12-0 at 25 years old. Reminds me of Eddie Alvarez. Rafa Garcia is the Combate Americas Lightweight Champion, One of the best Lightweights not fighting for the UFC.

Mateusz Gamrot is 15-0 at 29 years old. Literally in the prime of his career. Gamrot is the KSW Featherweight Champion. #1 European Featherweight to not fight for the UFC. Gamrot has wins over former UFC fighter Norman Parke, Road FC Lightweight Champion Mansour Barnaoui and Marif Piraev.

What a fight this would be Rafa Garcia vs Mateusz Gamrot.

ARES FC vs KSW or Rizin Cross Promotion 2021 ?

Ares FC is an Afro-Europe MMA League that was started in 2019. Ares FC looking to become the next major MMA promotion, Signed Juan Adams, Wilson Reis, Chris Curtis, Will Brooks, Nordine Taleb, Taylor Lapilus, Danilo Belluardo, Josh Parisan.

Fernand Lopez, Sporting director of ARES FC and coach for Francis Ngannou is taking advantage of the free agent market. Building attention right away for the startup mma promotion.

“We’re going to try and build our own exclusive roster, we have the money to sign anyone. In a few months, we’ll be bigger than Bellator and ONE Championship”, the MMA Factory’s head coach said. 

https://www.bjpenn.com/mmanews/ares-fighting-championship/fernand-lopez-ares-fc-will-be-bigger-than-bellator-and-one/

Becoming bigger than Bellator and One Championship is bodacious goals but steps to take to be better than Bellator and One Championship is following in Bellator footsteps…

2021 Fernand Lopez talked about having eight events. Two of those eight events is doing a cross promotion with KSW and Rizin. With the signings and the future ARES FC prospects they can compete against the title fighters from KSW/ Rizin.

ARES FC vs Rizin on UFC Fight Pass. ARES FC vs KSW on DAZN.

Juan Adams fighting Phil De Fries(KSW Heavyweight Champion)

Wilson Reis vs Kyoji Horiguchi

Will Brooks vs Tofiq Musaev(Rizin Lightweight)

Taylor Lapilus vs Kai Asakura(Former Rizin Bantamweight Champ)

ARES FC following the trend of cross promotions is a business idea Fernand Lopez should consider. Building the brand of ARES FC globally, Showcasing the prospects and future ARES FC rising stars.