Chris Horodecki

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Chris Horodecki
Chris Horodecki 2015.jpg
Horodecki at an indy wrestling show in London, ON
Born (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 34)
London, Ontario, Canada
Other namesThe Polish Hammer
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach69.5 in (177 cm)
Fighting out ofLondon, Ontario, Canada
TeamTeam Tompkins
Team Adrenaline
TrainerShawn Tompkins
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By submission4
By decision10
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Christopher Horodecki (born September 24, 1987) is a Polish-Canadian mixed martial artist. He has competed for the WEC, the IFL, Bellator, TKO Major League MMA, and Palace Fighting Championship.


Horodecki was born in London, Ontario, Canada. At age 13, he attended a seminar run by Shawn Tompkins in Port Stanley and became "addicted" to mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

International Fight League[edit]

Chris made his debut knocking out Erik Owings at IFL: Championship 2006. He then scored victories over Ed West, Ryan Schultz, Bart Palaszewski, Josh Odom and Shad Lierley. Chris then defeated Bart Palaszewski again that earned him a spot in the finals for the lightweight title.

Horodecki was then defeated by Ryan Schultz in the finals of the 2007 IFL Grand Prix.


Chris was originally scheduled to fight Dan Lauzon at Affliction: Day of Reckoning but was denied his license for failing his physical.[1] Chris then suffered from a bulging disc in his neck and has lost about 80% of his strength in his right arm. The fight was rescheduled to the next event, Affliction: Trilogy but the event was canceled.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Horodecki's coach Shawn Tompkins announced on October 19, 2009 that Chris had agreed on a contract with World Extreme Cagefighting.[2]

He made his WEC debut against Anthony Njokuani on December 19, 2009 at WEC 45.[3] Horodecki lost via first-round TKO, after Chris´ attempt to create distance by turning his back and running away, his opponent Njokuani caught him with a high kick to the head and followed up with punches on the ground.

Horodecki was expected to face Ed Ratcliff on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49,[4] but just days before the event, Ratcliff pulled out of the event for undisclosed reasons.[5] Horodecki instead faced WEC newcomer Danny Downes[6] and won the fight via submission in the third round.

The fight between Horodecki and Ratcliff eventually took place on September 30, 2010 at WEC 51.[7] He won the fight via split decision.

Horodecki faced Donald Cerrone on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53.[8] He lost the fight via submission in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.[9]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Horodecki made his Bellator debut against Chris Saunders at Bellator 47.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

On November 12, 2011, Horodecki fought Mike Corey at Bellator 57 the bout ended in a Draw.

On April 6, 2012, Horodecki was defeated by Mike Richman at Bellator 64 in round one by knockout due to punches.

On May 9, 2014, Horodecki fought at Bellator 119 in Ontario, Canada.[11] Horodecki's opponent was announced to be Marlon Sandro.[12] He lost via unanimous decision.

Independent Promotions[edit]

Chris Horodecki was scheduled to take on Kalvin Hackney in Sarnia, Ontario on October 19, in the Score Fighting Series.[13] Prior to the fight Hackney was injured, and Horodecki instead was matched with Brad Cardinal.[14] Cardinal and Horodecki clashed heads in the first round, causing a severe cut to Horodecki. The doctor stopped the fight after the first round, and the fight was subsequently declared a no contest.[15]

With a lack of Ontario-based MMA events, Chris Horodecki accepted to fight Tim Smith at XFFC 2 in Grande Prairie, Alberta on July 20, 2013. Horodecki will return to the Lightweight division for a XFFC Lightweight Title fight.[16] Horodecki won via arm triangle choke in round one to win the XFFC Lightweight Championship.

Chris will fight in his hometown of London, Ontario against Jason Dent on October 26, 2013 at Provincial Fighting Championship 1.[17] Unfortunately, Jason Dent pulled out of the fight and Frank Caraballo was named as a replacement.[18] Horodecki won via unanimous decision.

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Chris Horodecki signed with the World Series of Fighting and was supposed to appear on the WSOF 7 event in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 7, 2013.[19] However, Horodecki never appeared on the WSOF 7 event.

Horodecki instead made his debut at WSOF 14 against Luis Huete on October 11, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta.[20] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

In his next fight for the promotion, Horodecki faced Lance Palmer for the WSOF Featherweight Championship on June 5, 2015 in the main event at WSOF 21. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Chris was also studying to become a paramedic.[21]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Xcessive Force Fighting Championship
    • XFFC Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
30 matches 21 wins 7 losses
By knockout 7 4
By submission 4 2
By decision 10 1
Draws 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 21–7–1 (1) Derek Gauthier KO (punches) TKO 36: Resurrection November 4, 2016 1 0:35 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 21–6–1 (1) Lance Palmer Submission (neck crank) WSOF 21 June 5, 2015 1 4:28 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada For the WSOF Featherweight Championship
Win 21–5–1 (1) Luis Huete Decision (unanimous) WSOF 14 October 11, 2014 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 20–5–1 (1) Marlon Sandro Decision (unanimous) Bellator 119 May 9, 2014 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario Canada
Win 20–4–1 (1) Frank Caraballo Decision (unanimous) PFC 1: Unrivaled October 26, 2013 3 5:00 London, Ontario, Canada
Win 19–4–1 (1) Tim Smith Submission (arm-triangle choke) XFFC 2 July 20, 2013 1 2:56 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Won XFFC Lightweight Championship.
NC 18–4–1 (1) Brad Cardinal NC (accidental head clash) Score Fighting Series 6 October 19, 2012 1 1:23 Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Horodecki was cut by head clashing.
Loss 18–4–1 Mike Richman KO (punches) Bellator 64 April 6, 2012 1 1:23 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Draw 18–3–1 Mike Corey Draw (majority) Bellator 57 November 12, 2011 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Win 18–3 Chris Saunders Decision (unanimous) Bellator 47 July 23, 2011 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator Debut.
Win 17–3 David Castillo Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA 1: The Reckoning April 2, 2011 1 4:24 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Loss 16–3 Donald Cerrone Submission (triangle choke) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 2 2:43 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 16–2 Ed Ratcliff Decision (split) WEC 51 September 30, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 15–2 Danny Downes Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 49 June 20, 2010 3 1:09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 14–2 Anthony Njokuani TKO (head kick and punches) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 1 3:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–1 William Sriyapai Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Chaos June 27, 2009 1 4:02 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 13–1 Nate Lamotte Decision (unanimous) IFL: East Rutherford April 4, 2008 3 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Loss 12–1 Ryan Schultz TKO (punches) IFL: World Grand Prix December 29, 2007 1 2:51 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States For IFL Lightweight Championship.
Win 12–0 Bart Palaszewski Decision (split) IFL: World Grand Prix November 3, 2007 3 4:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States World Grand Prix Semi-Finals.
Win 11–0 Shad Lierley Decision (unanimous) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 3 4:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 10–0 Josh Odom Decision (unanimous) IFL: Los Angeles March 17, 2007 3 4:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 9–0 Bart Palaszewski Decision (split) IFL: Houston February 2, 2007 3 4:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 8–0 Ryan Schultz TKO (head kick and punches) IFL: World Championship Semi-Finals November 2, 2006 2 0:24 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 7–0 Ed West Decision (unanimous) IFL: Portland September 9, 2006 3 4:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 6–0 Erik Owings KO (head kick) IFL: Championship 2006 June 3, 2006 1 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–0 Mike Bell TKO (punches) TKO Major League MMA 25: Confrontation May 5, 2006 2 2:38 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–0 Dave Pariseau TKO (punches) TKO 24: Eruption January 28, 2006 1 2:48 Laval, Quebec, Canada
Win 3–0 Dave Goulet KO (head kick) TKO 23: Extreme November 5, 2005 3 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 Stephane Laliberte TKO (punches) TKO 22: Lionheart September 30, 2005 2 2:52 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–0 Matt McDonald TKO (doctor stoppage) UCW 2 - Caged Inferno June 18, 2005 3 1:21 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CSAC denies Horodecki his license". January 21, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "Shawn Tompkins Says Chris Horodecki May Be Headed to WEC Very Soon". Archived from the original on 2009-10-22.
  3. ^ "Chris Horodecki signs with WEC, likely to meet Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45". 2009-10-22. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  4. ^ "Lightweights Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff targeted for WEC 49 in June". Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  5. ^ "WEC Scrambles for 155er". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  6. ^ "WEC Signs Danny Downes to Fight Chris Horodecki at Sunday's WEC 49". Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  7. ^ "Chris Horodecki meets Ed Ratcliff at WEC 51 in September". 2010-07-21.
  8. ^ "Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki slotted for WEC 53 in December". October 21, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-10-23.
  9. ^ "Lightweight Chris Horodecki cut from Zuffa roster". December 28, 2010.
  10. ^ "Bellator 47: Chris Horodecki vs Chris Saunders booked for July 23 on MTV2". 13 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Canadian Rumour Mill – April Fool's Day, 2014". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  12. ^ "Bellator 119 Full Card Finalized At Casino Rama On Friday, May 9th". Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  13. ^ "Horodecki Looks To Take Out 'Hot Boy' In Sarnia". September 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "Brad "The Bonesaw" Cardinal To Face Horodecki In New Headline Bout At The Score Fighting Series". October 5, 2012.
  15. ^ "Score Fighting Series Play-by-Play – Main Event No Contest". October 19, 2012.
  16. ^ "Horodecki, Smith, Laprise, Boyle to Use Xcessive Force in Grande Prairie". April 22, 2013.
  17. ^ "PFC 1 fight card - August 27, 2013". August 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "Provincial Fighting Championships Announces New Main Event and Co-Main Event". October 22, 2013.
  19. ^ "Canadians Horodecki, Starnes, Hill, and More Fill Up WSOF 7 Card". October 17, 2013.
  20. ^ "Chris Horodecki to Face Luis Huete at WSOF 14". September 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "He's called the Crosby of fighting". SLAM! SPORTS. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2010-06-17.

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