Blackburn vs. Hornbuckle at Bellator 25

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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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