World Victory Road on Tuesday announced the opponent for
Gono returns to compete in his home country following an unsuccessful stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the United States. He was 1-2 in his three UFC appearances defeating
In his 15th year as a professional mixed martial artist, Gono is an extremely popular fighter in Japan, having spent the better part of his career fighting for Shooto, Pancrase and Pride.
Hornbuckle is an accomplished fighter from the Midwestern United States. He has fought once before for World Victory Road, losing to
Sengoku 9 features the semi-final and final rounds of the promotion's Featherweight Grand Prix tournament. The main card will air on HDNet in the United States.