Pierson to Face Hornbuckle in Bellator Round One
Bellator announced the first round of its Welterweight tournament and Canada’s Sean Pierson will fight Dan Hornbuckle in the first round. Like William Romero in Featherweights who faces Patricio Pitbull, Pierson will face the popular number one seed in his tournament.
Hornbuckle is a 19-2 fighter whose most recent victories came in Sengoku against Akihiro Gono and Nick Thompson. Pierson is on a four fight win streak with his most recent coming against Fabio Holanda at WRECK MMA last December.
Here are the first round fights:
Ben Askren (3-0) vs. Ryan Thomas (10-3)
Dan Hornbuckle (19-2) vs. Sean Pierson (9-4)
Jacob McClintock (6-0) vs. “Judo” Jim Wallhead (18-5)
Steve Carl (12-1) vs. Brett Cooper (12-5)