by Matt Lo Cascio
Jeremy Horn made his return to the cage at APFC 16 on Saturday. Horn, fighting for the first time in nearly three years, took on Iowa’s Dan McGlasson in a light heavyweight match.
Horn got the fight to the ground within thirty seconds. He threw a 1-2 at McGlasson, then faked another jab and dove in for the single, easily getting McGlasson to the canvas. Horn then went to work, methodically getting into side control. He tried to take McGlasson’s back, but McGlasson was able to escape and briefly held top position on Horn.
Horn calmly got an underhook with his right arm and pulled himself into half-guard, got to his knees and swept McGlasson to his back again.
He passed McGlasson’s guard into side control, and this time when he went for back mount he got it, deftly sinking in the choke that ended the fight. The end came at 3:45 of the first round, the 90th win of Horn’s amazing career.
There was a great crowd on hand at the Odeum, and some MMA luminaries were in attendance. Matt Hughes came out to watch his former teammate, as did promoter Monte Cox. UFC featherweight contender and Team Top Notch fighter Ricardo Lamas, UFC light heavyweight Sean O’Connell and former UFC fighters Keith Hackney and Mike Lullo were also in the building.
After the fight Horn said his plan is to “get right back in there,” and hopes to fight as soon as possible. Gumby is back.
Here’s the Jeremy Horn vs. Dan McGlasson fight video.