A rumored lightweight fight between Chris Horodecki and Dan Lauzon to take place during Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” pay-per-view event on Oct. 11 has been verbally agreed to and is expected to be finalized soon, according to multiple online reports.
The 20-year old Horodecki began competing in MMA as a teenager and currently holds a professional record of 12-1. He began his career in the Canadian-based TKO promotion but made his U.S. debut in June of 2006 after signing with the International Fight League.
While with the IFL, Horodecki compiled an 8-1 record with notable victories over Ryan Schultz, Bart Palaszewski, and Shad Lierley. His only career loss took place during the promotion’s lightweight Grand Prix in December of 2007, when he was TKO’d by Schultz in upset fashion at 2:51 of round 1. He rebounded with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Lamotte during the IFL’s New Jersey event this past April.
Lauzon, recently featured on the VERSUS reality television show “TapouT,” became the youngest competitor in the history of the UFC when he debuted at the age of 18 years, five months, and 14 days at UFC 64 in October of 2006.
Facing experienced Miletich Fighting Systems product Spencer Fisher, Lauzon was TKO’d at 4:38 of round 1. He was not brought back by the UFC for a second fight following the loss. His next fight took place for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in 2007, where he suffered a submission loss to Deividias Taurosevicius.
Since experiencing the back-to-back losses, Lauzon, the younger brother of UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon, has won six consecutive fights and now holds a professional record of 10-2.
“Day of Reckoning” will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a encounter featuring former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett to determine the number one contender to Fedor Emelianenko’s WAMMA heavyweight title.
Other bouts set to take place include former IFL light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira; Matt Lindland vs. former BodogFIGHT middleweight champion Trevor Prangley; Ben Rothwell vs. Pedro Rizzo; Paul Buentello vs. former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson; Mike Pyle vs. Jason High; Albert Rios vs. Antonio Duarte; and Jay White vs. Chase Gormley. Talks for a fight between former IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron and Drew Fickett are also ongoing.
The PPV telecast will also feature a live performance from heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne.
(Pictured: Chris Horodecki)