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Shawn Tompkins: Chris Horodecki expected to sign with WEC

Former International Fight League (IFL) lightweight champion Chris Horodecki (13-1) is in talks to join the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) lightweight roster, according to

From trainer and mentor, Shawn Tompkins:

"It looks like Chris Horodecki will be showing up in the WEC. We are really close to solidifying the rumor and within the next day or two."

Horodecki made his IFL debut in June 2006, going 8-1 and looking sensational in the process. He has just one career loss in mixed martial arts -- a lopsided beatdown courtesy of Ryan Schultz at the IFL World Grand Prix Finals in December 2007 (His Shootbox loss at S-Cup 2008 is not classified as MMA).

The baby-faced "Polish Hammer" was expected to face Dan Lauzon at Affliction: "Day of Reckoning" back in January, however the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) denied him a license as a result of a bulging disc in his neck, which sapped 80 percent of the strength in his right arm.

Horodecki eventually got himself on the mend and competed at the "Ultimate Chaos" pay-per-view in Biloxi, Miss., on the undercard of "Sapp vs. Lashley." He needed just one round to choke out King of the Cage (KOTC) veteran William "The Bull" Sriyapai.

If he finds his way to the UFC sister-promotion, the talented 21-year-old phenom could easily make some waves in an already crowded 155-pound division.

Anyone care to start playing matchmaker?

Stay tuned to in the coming days for updates on Horodecki's anticipated move to the WEC.

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