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Dan Hornbuckle Moves to American Top Team

Fast-rising welterweight Dan Hornbuckle has signed with American Top Team, the MMA camp announced on Twitter Thursday morning. Hornbuckle, who recently signed with Bellator and will face Sean Pierson in the first round of the organization's welterweight tournament April 22, had previously spent most of his time training out of Team Solid/Goshin Jitsu in Champagne, Ill.

Nicknamed "The Handler," Hornbuckle enjoyed a breakout 2009 campaign, as he defeated Joe Alexander, Akihiro Gono and Nick Thompson all via impressive knockout.

The 29-year-old enters the tournament with a 19-2 pro MMA record.

Training at ATT in Coconut Creek, Fla., will only help improve Hornbuckle's game, as it is the home to some of the best fighters in the world: Thiago Alves, Mike Brown, Thiago Silva, JZ Cavalcante, Jorge Santiago and Hector Lombard are just a few of the big names who train at ATT.

Below is a look at Hornbuckle's vicious head kick KO against Gono at Sengoku - Ninth Battle in August.

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