Former UFC and Pride middleweight Jeremy Horn has signed on with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut on September 23 against 185lb stand-out and Season 2 tournament runner-up Bryan Baker.
The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Wednesday.
A veteran of 100+ fights, Jeremy Horn has fought all over the world, and against some of the biggest names in MMA history. A multi-time competitor in the UFC, Horn was at one-time considered to be the top 185lb fighter in the sport.
After exiting the UFC in 2009 following three straight losses, Horn took to the road again and has won his last six fights in a row in regional promotions.
Opposing Horn in his Bellator debut will be Bryan Baker who returns to action after suffering the first TKO loss of his career in his last fight against Alexander Shlemenko in June.
Baker’s only other career loss came by way of decision to current UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, and the Thomas Denny trained fighter has picked up several impressive wins along the way as well including victories over Rory Singer, Matt Horwich, and Eric Schambari.
There’s been no official word from Bellator regarding the match-up, but the fight is set to go down at an event on September 23 according to sources speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.