Champions in the Ring, Champions in Gear

In the realm of Japanese MMA, where the spirit of the warrior is matched only by the quality of the gear they wear, two standout moments have recently captivated fans worldwide. Sponsored athletes, donning premium gear from ChokeSports, have clinched victory in major events, proving that excellence in the ring is often a reflection of the excellence in their equipment. Here, we delve into these remarkable victories at RIZIN 45 and Pancrase 340, showcasing not just the athletes but the top-tier martial arts gear available at

Isami-sponsored fighter Kyoji Horiguchi at Rizin 45

Kyoji Horiguchi: The New Rizin Flyweight Champion

At the prestigious RIZIN 45 event, held at the Saitama Super Arena on December 31, 2023, Isami-sponsored fighter Kyoji Horiguchi showcased the heart of a champion and the resilience of a warrior. In a thrilling display of technique and determination, Horiguchi captured the inaugural Rizin flyweight title with a second-round rear-naked choke (RNC) victory over Makoto Shinryu.

Horiguchi's path to victory was a testament to his skill and the premium gear he wore, provided by Isami. Early guillotine attempts and strategic back elbow strikes highlighted the first round, culminating in a decisive rear-naked choke in the second round, earning him the championship title. This moment was not just a victory in the ring; it was a victory for love: newly crowned champion Horiguchi proposed to his girlfriend in the ring, and she said yes!

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Kyoji Horiguchi proposes to his fiancee at Rizin 45

Seiichiro Ito: Pancrase's New Interim Flyweight King

On December 24, 2023, at the Yokohama Budokan, the 30-Year Anniversary event of Pancrase unfolded, where Reversal RVDDW-sponsored fighter and fashion model for our collections, Seiichiro Ito, ascended to new heights. Ito became the new Interim Flyweight King of Pancrase, marking a significant milestone in his career and for the Reversal brand at ChokeSports.

RVDDW fighter Seiichiro Ito: Pancrase Flyweight Champion

Ito's victory over Naoki Arikawa was a masterclass in mixed martial arts. From precise uppercuts to dominant ground control leading to a technical submission via a rear-naked choke in the second round, Ito exemplified the warrior ethos. 

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Champion Gear for Champion Fighters

These victories at RIZIN 45 and Pancrase 340 underscore a fundamental truth: success in the ring is inextricably linked to the quality of the gear fighters wear. Our parent company Isami is proud to support champions like Kyoji Horiguchi and Seiichiro Ito, offering the same premium gear to our customers here at Whether you're a seasoned fighter or an aspiring martial artist, the right gear can make all the difference.

For fans of RIZIN, we offer the official gear that champions wear. Check out our Official Rizin MMA Gear collection and bring a piece of the championship spirit into your training and competition.


The recent victories of Kyoji Horiguchi and Seiichiro Ito are a testament to their skill, determination, and the quality of the gear they wear. At ChokeSports, we believe in providing our customers with the best martial arts gear available, gear that is worthy of champions. Visit today and equip yourself with the best in Japanese MMA gear. Embrace the spirit of the champion within you!

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