DaMarques Johnson is looking to snap a four-fight losing streak. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
UFC veterans DaMarques Johnson and Daniel Stittgen will headline American Predator Fighting Championship’s next event.
APFC officials this week revealed the April 5 fight card, which will feature a co-main event pitting longtime pro Jeremy Horn against Dan McGlasson. The event is presented by Chicago Cagefighting Championship and takes place at Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill.
Johnson, 31, introduced himself to UFC fans as a cast member on “TUF 9,” falling to James Wilks at the 2009 live finale. Though “Darkness” rebounded with a quartet of wins in his next six fights, the welterweight lost his next four, receiving his UFC release in 2012 and then stumbling in a November appearance for the Washington-based Cage Warrior Combat.
Stittgen began his career with seven wins in his first eight fights but was knocked out in his 2012 Octagon debut by kickboxing ace Stephen Thompson. Following a split decision defeat to Marcelo Guimaraes, “The Anvil” exited the UFC and then suffered a 33-second submission defeat this past May while competing in Germany.
A 17-year pro, Horn owns well over 100 bouts to his credit but has not competed since November 2011, when he earned a first-round submission victory at Extreme Challenge 200. “Gumby” has earned 61 of his 89 wins by way of submission and owns notable triumphs over Chuck Liddell, Chael Sonnen and Josh Burkman.
McGlasson competed six times in 2013, posting two victories to begin the year before dropping his next four. The 21-fight pro has earned all eight of his wins inside the distance and last fought in September, when he submitted to punches in 24 seconds within Iowa’s World War Fighting Championship.