Horodecki-Lauzon Agreed for Affliction 2

By Jack Encarnacao Aug 22, 2008
Young gun prospects Chris Horodecki (Pictures) and Dan Lauzon (Pictures) have agreed to face each other at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on Oct. 11 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Both lightweights have agreed to the fight, though bout agreements have yet to be signed. Lauzon is waiting to see a bout sheet for the Horodecki fight before making a multi-fight commitment to Affliction.

Lauzon, 20, is coming off a string of wins for World Championship Fighting, the Massachusetts-based league promoted by Joe Cavallaro, who has a non-exclusive contract with Lauzon.

Lauzon (10-2) defeated the eccentric New Yorker Brendan Hoxie in brutal fashion via second-round TKO on June 20, and was recently featured on the Versus reality show “Tapout.”

World Extreme Cagefighting has also showed interest in Lauzon, who is the younger brother of UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon (Pictures).

Lauzon was a last-minute replacement against Spencer Fisher (Pictures) ay UFC 64 in October 2006, losing via TKO in the first round. With that fight, Lauzon, then 18, earned the historical footnote of being the youngest fighter to compete in the UFC.

Horodecki, 20, a centerpiece striker of the now extinct International Fight League, racked up seven straight wins in the promotion, including a “fight of the year” candidate against wrestler Shad Lierley (Pictures), before falling to Ryan Schultz (Pictures) in December.

Horodecki (12-1) and Sam Stout (Pictures), both students of renowned striking coach Shawn Tompkins (Pictures), recently opened the Adrenaline Training Center in London, Ontario, with their mentor’s blessing.
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