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"The Handler"

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Dan Hornbuckle

Dan "The Handler" Hornbuckle

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  • Name: Dan Hornbuckle
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Handler
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1980.12.26
  • Last Fight: August 09, 2014 in FTP
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 168.7 lbs
  • Affiliation: McVicker's Martial Arts
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 83.5" (212cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $60,000 USD
  • Born: Mahomet, Illinois, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Mahomet, Illinois
  • Personal Pages: Official Site

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A proud member of the Eastern Band Cherokee tribe, Dan Hornbuckle is one of the most aggressive and intense fighters in the world, having finished all but one of his professional wins by knockout or submission. In addition to a world-class kickboxing game, lengthy wing span and knockout power, Hornbuckle has grown in recent years into a complete mixed martial artist with deadly submission skills off of his back since joining American Top Team. In addition to knockout wins over Akihiro Gono and Nick Thompson, Hornbuckle made it to the Finals of the 2010 Season 2 Bellator Welterweight Tournament, where he was outwrestled and controlled for three rounds by Olympic wrestler Ben Askren.



Hornbuckle won Deep's Welterweight title at Deep: 62 Impact by defeating then champion Yuya Shirai by decision.

Last updated 04.26.2013, 12:38 PM ET
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Dan Hornbuckle Welterweight Ranking History

Dan Hornbuckle MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:37 Round 1 of 3

Roger Carroll
24-8-0 13-11-0

Fight Time in the Valley
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.08.09
Referee: Donnie Jessup
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dominique Steele
24-7-0 10-4-0

Driven MMA 1
Main Event | Welterweight | 175 lbs

2014.03.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryo Chonan
24-6-0 21-13-0

Tribe Tokyo Fight
Main Event | Title Defense | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.10.20
Weigh-In: 168.654 lbs
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dennis Hallman
24-5-0 51-14-2

Titan FC 26: Hallman vs. Hornbuckle
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.30
Referee: Mike England
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yuya Shirai
23-5-0 23-12-1

DEEP 62 Impact
Main Card | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.04.26
Weigh-In: 167.772 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pete Spratt
22-5-0 25-21-0

Legacy FC 17: Spratt vs. Hornbuckle
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.02.01
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Cancelled Bout Marius Zaromskis Score Fighting Series 2 2011.10.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luis Santos
22-4-0 53-7-1

Bellator 49
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2011.09.10
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs | Referee: Casper Oliver
Cancelled Bout Lyman Good Bellator 44 2011.05.14
Reason: Good Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Brent Weedman
22-3-0 17-5-1

Bellator 35
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2011.03.05
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Ryo Chonan Sengoku 2010.12.30
Reason: Hornbuckle Flu
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Brad Blackburn
21-3-0 18-11-1

Bellator 25
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.08.19
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs | Referee: Don Clift
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ben Askren
21-2-0 5-0-0

Bellator 22
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2010.06.17
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Steve Carl
20-2-0 13-1-0

Bellator 19
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2010.05.20
Odds: -460 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Jon Schorle
#36 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Win | Submission | Choke
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Tyler Stinson
19-2-0 17-5-0

Bellator 15
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2010.04.22
Odds: -533 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:30 Round 2 of 3, 6:30 Total

Nick Thompson
18-2-0 38-11-1

Sengoku 10
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2009.09.23
Weigh-In: 165.1 lbs | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
2:50 Round 3 of 3, 12:50 Total

Akihiro Gono
17-2-0 29-14-7

Sengoku 9
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2009.08.02
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 165.7 lbs | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#65 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Joe Alexander

Total Fight Challenge

2009.02.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Nabil Khatib

Alberta Regional

2008.06.20
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:52 Round 1 of 3

Mike Pyle
15-1-0 14-5-1

Sengoku 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2008.05.18
Odds: +311 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | Submission | Armlock

Andrew Buckland

Quebec Regional

2008.03.29
Win | Submission | Armlock

Courtney Ray

HOOKnSHOOT

2007.11.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Piotr Jakaczynski

British Columbia Regional

2007.08.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Matt Shaw

Total Fight Challenge

2007.04.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jamie Toney

HOOKnSHOOT

2007.03.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

Wayne Bogard

HOOKnSHOOT

2007.03.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Courtney Ray

HOOKnSHOOT

2007.03.24
Win | Submission | Choke

Alex Carter

Total Fight Challenge

2007.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Brent Weedman

Legends of Fighting Championship

2006.12.31
Win | Submission

Max Fowler

Illinois Regional

2006.12.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Wayne Bogard

Indiana Regional

2006.11.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Justin Wilcox

Total Fight Challenge

2006.09.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Andy Normington

Madtown Throwdown

2006.07.15
Loss | Submission | Choke

Nate Homme

Madtown Throwdown

2006.07.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Steve Conley

Indiana Regional

2006.06.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mike Bodziak

Total Fight Challenge

2006.02.18

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