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New beginnings: Affliction signs IFL lightweight Chris Horodecki

Tom Atencio has been snatching up IFL refuse like he's browsing an estate sale.

His latest score is lightweight superstar Chris Horodecki, who is sure to bring some fire to the land of big-name heavyweights when he debuts at Affliction 'Day of Reckoning' on October 11.

Horodecki (12-1) debuted with the International Fight League back in June of 2006, going 8-1 and looking sensational in the process. At just twenty 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, who considered Horodecki as a potential opponent for lightweight diety Takanori Gomi at August's 'Sengoku' event.

While an opponent has yet to be named, Affliction still has plenty of options, both stateside and overseas. I would expect an announcement in the coming weeks, but with the way Affliction has been moving to get this card assembled, it could happen in a matter of days.

Affliction "Day of Reckoning" takes place on October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and features the main event of Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett (23-5) vs. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski (13-5).

Click here for all the latest on Affliction: 'Day of Reckoning'.

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