Yoshinori Horie released by the UFC
— Yoshinori Horie 堀江圭功 (@yossy05101) October 30, 2019
The Japanese featherweight faced Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 240. He was knocked out with a head kick late in the final round and won’t be getting another opportunity in the octagon, at least for the time being.
Prior to signing for the UFC he had established himself as one of the top 145lbers on the Pancrase roster. It remains to be seen whether Horie will return there but at the age of 24 time is very much on his side.