Up-and-coming lightweights Chris Horodecki (12-1) and Dan Lauzon (10–2) are expected to tangle at Affliction: "Day of Reckoning" at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 11.
Sherdog.com was today able to confirm that the long-rumored match up has been agreed to by both fighters and is just awaiting signatures on the bout agreements.
Horodecki -- the former International Fight League (IFL) 155-pound champion –- made his debut for the promotion back in June 2006, going 8-1 and looking sensational in the process. At just 20 years old, Horodecki has already made a name for himself in mixed martial arts, evident in the courtship that followed the demise of the IFL.
Among the suitors were WEC, Affliction and the American Fight League (AFL). Even World Victory Road got in on the action, which considered Horodecki as a potential opponent for lightweight diety Takanori Gomi at August’s ‘Sengoku’ event.
The Canadian has just one career loss –- a lopsided beatdown courtesy of Ryan Schultz at the IFL World Grand Prix Finals in December 2007.
Lauzon –- the younger brother of top UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon –- was the youngest fighter to ever compete inside the Octagon at 18 years of age back in 2006. He was essentially thrown to the wolves, getting paired up against veteran Spencer Fisher in his debut.
It didn’t last long –- Fisher finished Lauzon via technical knockout in round one. He then took on another very good opponent in his next fight against Deividas Taurosevicius, losing to the talented Lithuanian via submission (rear naked choke).
Since those back-to-back defeats, however, Lauzon has won six straight. And he’s finished every single one of his opponents during that span. He was also featured in a controversial episode of the "Tapout" reality shows that airs on Versus.
Affliction "Day of Reckoning" takes place on October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring the main event of Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett (23-5) vs. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski (13-5).
To check out the developing "Day of Reckoning" fight card and rumors click here.