Wednesday, Sep 08, 2010
Baker vs. Horn Confirmed for Sept. 23rd Bellator
By FCF Staff Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that one of the sport’s most experienced competitors, 100 fight plus vet Jeremy Horn, will make his promotional debut against middleweight Bryan Baker September 23rd. The bout will be part of the Bellator 30 card, which will take place in Louisville, Kentucky.
Horn (86-19-5) will head into the bout riding a 6 fight winning streak, after the accomplished fighter exited from the UFC following a Unanimous Decision loss to Rousimar Palhares in January, 2009. Most recently on July 24th, Horn tapped out Brian Warren in the first round, while competing on a United Fighting Organization event.
“As the sport progresses on, my experience starts to mean less and less in the ring,” Horn was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “I obviously have a good understanding of when to stay calm and when to turn things on, but for the most part, I feel like a lot of us are on a pretty level playing field. With a guy like Bryan, he is a well rounded fighter that doesn’t have a lot of weaknesses, and it’s just going to be a great fight.”
Baker (13-2) last competed in June, when the rising fighter was stopped by Alexander Shlemenko in the finals of Bellator’s second season middleweight tourney. Prior to the loss, Baker had earned victories over Eric Schambari and Sean Loeffler while competing under the Bellator banner.
“Knowing who Jeremy has taken on, it just makes me even more focused for this fight. Fighting an opponent with a history like that, it pulls the better fighter out of me, and I’m excited for Bellator 30,” said an eager Baker. “Everyone knows Jeremy has made his career off of his submission moves, so I’m looking to stay on my feet. I’m more athletic than him, and my reach should give him all sorts of problems.”
Bellator 30 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:31 pm