Join us at Bloodyelbow.com as the remaining welterweights fight it out on Thursday April 22nd, live on Fox Sports Net at 8:00 PM EST:
Welterweight tourney first round
Dan Hornbuckle (19-2) -625 vs. Tylor Stinson (16-5) +425
Top 15 world-ranked Dan Hornbuckle is looking to secure his place as one of MMA’s top welterweights as he takes on late replacement Tyler Stinson of Kansas, who is looking to continue his three fight win-streak.
Praised by MMA publications as one of MMA’s top future stars, Jacob “Tick Tock” McClintock takes on Ryan Thomas who gets a second chance at glory after a controversial loss to Ben Askren last week.
Knockout artist and Long Beach, California-native, the young veteran Brett Cooper enters against seasoned US Army sergeant and five-year MMA expert Steve Carl.
Perfect records collide when undefeated Brazilian submission artist Patricio Pitbull battles the also undefeated highly touted Canadian fighter William Romero in an opening round featherweight bout.
Semifinal pairings will be announced this week:
WW (Ben Askren)
LW (Roger Huerta vs. Pat Curran, Carey Vanier vs. Toby Imada)
FW (Joe Warren, Georgi Karakhanyan, Wilson Reis)