Blackburn vs. Hornbuckle at Bellator 25

by Joe Rizzo | source:

UFC veteran Brad Blackburn has agreed to meet Bellator Season 2 welterweight tournament runner-up Dan Hornbuckle at Bellator 25 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago on Aug. 19.

Blackburn revealed the news Wednesday on Rear Naked Choke Radio on the MMA DieHards Radio Network to Joe Rizzo and Jeremy Fullerton.

Unable to fight at Tachi Palace 5 on July 9 , Blackburn (15-11-1) scrapped his match with John Alessio due to an injury.

Blackburn went 3-2 in the UFC, winning his first three fights before shoulder surgery.  He came back at UFC Fight Night 20 in January and lost to Amir Sadollah, then was defeated at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi in April when DaMarques Johnson cut him with a punch in the third round of a close fight and scored a TKO.  The former IFL star has wins over Jay Hieron, Ryo Chonan, Delson Heleno and Chris Wilson in his career.

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fabes site profile image  

7/22/10 6:20 AM by fabes

Hornbuckle has a solid game. Love watching that guy fight.

Mike Sanders site profile image  

7/22/10 4:37 AM by Mike Sanders

Except when people like Breen and Gross were saying Askren had no shot to beat him.

Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

7/22/10 3:33 AM by Bentleysuper8

Hornbuckle is still just a kid in terms of how long he's been training. As years go by he'll become even a bigger killer than he is now. Blackburn is in trouble IMO.

AOmonsta site profile image  

7/22/10 3:15 AM by AOmonsta

 Another former UFCer gonna get beatdown in Bellator. War Hornbuckle.

walr?s site profile image  

7/22/10 1:54 AM by walr?s

How is it a joke? Hornbuckle hasn't beaten any ranked opponents, was choked out by an unranked Mike Pyle, and just got dominated by an unranked Ben Askren. His biggest wins are against unranked UFC cast-offs Akihiro Gono and Nick Thompson. He needs to do more than that to be ranked highly.

sifucharles site profile image  

7/22/10 1:48 AM by sifucharles

Agreed. Tried to get a fight with one of my guys against Hornbuckle a few years ago on a Total Fight Challenge Card. Good thing it never panned out. My guy was good but DH is proving to be a beast!

UltraMagnus site profile image  

7/22/10 1:37 AM by UltraMagnus

Dan Hornbuckle is the most underrated fight in MMA.... for him not to be in the top 15 in the WW division is a joke...

The Hectorious GNP site profile image  

7/22/10 1:26 AM by The Hectorious GNP's Cory Devela and Shayna Baszler also join Bellator's Brad Blackburn on Rear Naked Choke Radio.

TheThrill site profile image  

7/22/10 12:00 AM by TheThrill

handler againlol

epwar site profile image  

7/21/10 11:50 PM by epwar

I thought it was just announced Hornbuckle would be taking on Yoshida?