With former International Fight League (IFL) lightweight standout Chris Horodecki forced out of his upcoming bout against Dan Lauzon at Affliction: "Day of Reckoning" this weekend, the promotion will apparently look toward Bobby Green (7-1) to step up on short notice to fill the void left by the Canadian, according to Sherdog.com.
"King" is currently enjoying a five-fight win streak, competing primarily in smaller shows on the West Coast circuit, as well as down in Mexico under the Warriors Fighting Championship (WCF) banner.
All of his eight professional fights in mixed martial arts took place in the span of seven months in 2008. The hungry up-and-comer will more than likely face his stiffest opponent to date in Lauzon ... and he'll have to do it on just about 48 hours notice.
Lauzon — younger brother of UFC lightweight fighter and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum Joe Lauzon — most recently made made his third straight start for the Boston area-based World Championship Fighting (WCF). "The Upgrade" registered a first round technical knockout win over Justin Hammertrum in less than a minute on November 14.
With the win, Lauzon now has all 11 of his career wins via stoppage — five by submission and six by technical knockout. The Octagon veteran has strung together seven straight wins since a loss to Deividas Taurosevicius at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 3 in early 2007.
The 155-pound scrap against "The Polish Hammer" -- who is suffering from a bulging disc in his neck -- would have been a big stepping stone for Lauzon if he could have pulled out the win. However, he, as well as the fans, will have to settle for Green.
The good news is that he's just 20-years-old and has a very long and promising career ahead of him. His time will come.
"Day of Reckoning" features the colossal clash between WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC titleholder Andrei Arlovski. The under card will air on HDNet at 7 p.m. ET and lead into the 9 p.m. ET pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast.
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