Morning News and Notes: Horodecki Off Affliction Card, Yvel Cleared & More

Chris Horodecki. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Here are your daily news and notes for the morning of January 22, 2009.

- Former IFL lightweight standout Chris Horodecki has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Dan Lauzon at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show this weekend after failing his medical tests under the watch of the California State Athletic Commission due to a bulging disk in his neck. According to, the injury is restricting 80% of the strength in Horodecki’s right arm and the CSAC has refused to license him for the fight. Affliction officials are currently searching for a replacement opponent for Lauzon are expected to make a decision at some point today.

- Gilbert Yvel, infamously known for assaulting referees and misbehaving during fights, has officially been released to fight Josh Barnett at Saturday’s Affliction show. CSAC represenative Bill Douglas is comparing Yvel’s licensing process to the struggles that Mike Kyle and Kazushi Sakuraba went through before being permitted to fight in the state in the past. Yvel will also apparently be under a very watchful eye when he fights, as if he wasn’t going to be already.

- Brazilian fighter Ronnys Torres has reportedly been knocked out of his welterweight bout against Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 18 in April because of a knee injury suffered during a recent training session that will require surgery. Torn ligaments in his right knee are expected to keep Torres out of action for six months. A replacement opponent for Guillard has not yet been announced.

- EliteXC veteran Fabricio Camoes has reportedly been contacted by the UFC, who are interested in his services according to “I have some proposals from other organizations in the US, like UFC, but I didn’t sign anything yet because EliteXC has my contract. I’m just waiting to sign with another event. I’m trying to do it fast,” Camoes said on the website. He last fought at a ShoXC event in August, submitting Sam Morgan in the first round.


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