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Jeremy Horn back in the UFC; to face Marquardt at UFC 81

According to’s Thomas Gerbasi, Jeremy Horn has been tapped as the injury replacement for Thales Leites against Nathan Marquardt at UFC 81 on February 2 in Las Vegas.

It is not known whether Horn will be competing on a one-fight basis or if he’s been signed to a long-term contract.

Leites was scratched after suffering a hand injury while training.

Horn, who has fought in the UFC before, and even fought and lost in the main event of UFC 54 against Chuck Liddell, whom he had previously beaten at UFC 19 in 1999.

Horn has competed since 1996 and has compiled a documented record of 79-16-5, however, it’s widely accepted that he has competed well over 100 times throughout his career.

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  • Rashad #1 says:

    Nice one Sam :)

  • Captain says:

    Nice replacement! I wonder if he’s going to take a stab at the division now that Rich is not the top dog and he can go for the belt.

  • jaydog says:

    Wow. The UFC is desperate for middleweight competition if they’re gonna bring back Gumby after he went to the IFL and he’s still kinda boring.

  • Kelvin says:

    With that show less than a month away…that’s a nice replacement.

  • Rich says:

    jaydog, jeremy horn is one of the best fighters in the world. and there is no one like him… he went some weeks fighting 3 or 4 times a week before he got big. and he runs the miletich camp better than miletich. so… although he’s boring sometimes… his technique is amazing, and i wouldn’t be suprised if he beat marquardt.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    If you don’t respect Jeremy Horn, you don’t respect MMA.

  • bubbafat says:

    Jeremy Horn may be a pioneer in MMA, but he is no longer one of the best.
    As much as I like him, his work ethic, his attitude, pretty much everything about him, he just hasn’t had the heart in his last coupl’a fights. He got knocked out by Lindland, didn’t make weight for Vitale(although they still fought), and got caught in a choke by Jorge Santiago. The man has made a mark in this sport clearly, but he’s not one of the best anymore. But in this case I sincerely hope that I’m wrong. He does have the tools to beat Marquardt.

  • jaydog says:

    Agreed. Gumby’s not the same fighter that he once was and the fight game ain’t the same either. Respect? Sure. Wanna see him in a PPV? No.

  • Captain says:

    War Gumby! I hope he catches Nate in a submission.

  • Mr. Takedown says:

    Horn will win this fight via submission. No doubt about it.

  • Rich says:

    i could easily see marquardt getting caught in a submission in this one.


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