Chris Horodecki. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.
A previously signed bout between former IFL lightweight standout Chris Horodecki and UFC veteran Dan Lauzon will reportedly take place at Affliction Entertainment’s “Day of Reckoning” show on January 24 according to MMA Weekly.
Strikeforce vice president Mike Afromowitz stated in the report that his organization attempted to match Horodecki up against Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson on November 21 but the Canadian is now unable to be booked due to his Affliction commitments. Horodecki’s management team at the North County Fight Club has also reportedly confirmed his fight against Lauzon as being official.
Horodecki became a free agent upon asking for his release from the almost-defunct International Fight League earlier this month. He was previously rumored to have been taking on Takanori Gomi at Sengoku IV next weekend but talks eventually broke down. Horodecki last won a unanimous decision over Nate Lamotte in April.
Since losing consecutive Spencer Fisher and Deividas Taurosevicius, Lauzon has racked up six straight wins fighting primarily in the Boston area. He most recently scored a second-round TKO of Brendan Hoxie at a World Championship Fighting event in June.