|Nickname||The Polish Hammer|
|Association||Xtreme Couture / Team Tompkins|
|Weight Class||Lightweight (155 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 9" (176 cm)|
|Birth Date||September 24, 1987|
|Fighting Out Of||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Chris Horodecki Pictures||Official Website|
Chris "The Polish Hammer" Horodecki is a Polish-Canadian mixed martial artist who currently fights as a Lightweight. A former IFL stand-out, Horodecki is currently signed with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), where he was defeated in his debut against Anthony Njokuani.
|Record||18 - 4 - 1 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|NC||Brad Cardinal||NC (Horodecki Cut by Clash of Heads)||Score Fighting Series 6: Cardinal vs. Horodecki||10/19/2012||1||5:00|
|Loss||Mike Richman||KO (Punches)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 64||4/6/2012||1||1:23|
|Draw||Mike Corey||Draw (Majority)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 57||11/12/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Chris Saunders||Decision (Unanimous)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 47||7/23/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||David Castillo||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Knockout Entertainment: MMA- The Reckoning||4/02/2011||1||4:24|
|Loss||Donald Cerrone||Submission (Triangle Choke)||WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis||12/16/2010||2||2:43||Released by WEC/UFC following loss|
|Win||Ed Ratcliff||Decision (Split)||WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan||9/30/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Daniel Downes||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus||6/20/2010||3||1:09||Opponent took fight on two-days notice|
|Loss||Anthony Njokuani||TKO (Head Kick and Punches)||WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff||12/19/2009||1||3:33|
|Win||William Sriyapai||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||FFI: Ultimate Chaos||6/27/2009||1||4:02|
|Win||Nate Lamotte||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: New Jersey||4/04/2008||3||4:00|
|Loss||Ryan Schultz||TKO (Punches)||IFL: World Grand Prix Finals||12/29/2007||1||2:51||For the first-ever IFL Lightweight Championship|
|Win||Bart Palaszewski||Decision (Split)||IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals||11/03/2007||3||4:00|
|Win||Shad Lierley||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: Everett||6/01/2007||3||4:00|
|Win||Josh Odom||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: Los Angeles||3/17/2007||3||4:00|
|Win||Bart Palaszewski||Decision (Split)||IFL: Houston||2/02/2007||3||4:00|
|Win||Ryan Schultz||TKO (Punches)||IFL: World Championship Semifinals||11/02/2006||2||0:24|
|Win||Ed West||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: Portland||9/09/2006||3||4:00|
|Win||Erik Owings||KO (Head Kick)||IFL: Championship 2006||6/03/2006||1||4:00||IFL debut; IFL Super-fight; unaffiliated with IFL team system|
|Win||Mike Bell||TKO (Punches)||TKO 25: Confrontation||5/05/2006||2||2:38|
|Win||Dave Pariseau||TKO (Punches)||TKO 24: Eruption||1/28/2006||1||2:48|
|Win||Dave Goulet||KO (Head Kick)||TKO 23: Extreme||11/05/2005||3||4:41|
|Win||Stephane Laliberte||TKO (Punches)||TKO 22: Lionheart||9/30/2005||2||2:52|
|Win||Matt McDonald||TKO (Doctor Stoppage))||UCW 2: Caged Inferno||6/18/2005||3||1:21|
Horodecki was born in Poland and from there he moved to Ontario, Canada as a youth. At age 13, he attended a seminar run by Shawn Tompkins in Ontario and he was hooked on martial arts.
He developed his skills quickly, particularly his striking, and just days after his 18th birthday dispatched his first opponent, a 29-year-old with eleven previous bouts.
Winning 7 straight victories in the IFL, including two victories over Bart Palaszewski, Horodecki earned a shot to become the first IFL Lightweight Champion. Horodecki would take on Ryan Schultz, where he was upset by Schultz in the finals of the 2007 IFL Grand Prix, failing to become the first IFL Lightweight Champion, losing by TKO (Strikes) in the first round.
Following his first career loss, Horodecki rebounded with a unanimous decision victory over veteran Nate Lamotte.
Chris was originally scheduled to fight Dan Lauzon at Affliction: Day of Reckoning but was denied his license for failing his physical. Chris is suffering from a bulging disc in his neck, and has lost about 80% of his strength in his right arm.
Horodecki then was expected to fight Dan Lauzon at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1, 2009, but the event was cancelled when Josh Barnett, who was expected to fight WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, tested positive for anabolic steroids, and according to Tom Atencio, they just "didn't have enough time to promote a new fight to our standards.”
With Affliction closing it's doors, Horodecki found himself, once again, a free agent. In late October of 2009 it was announced that Horodecki had signed a contract with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). His debut was to take place on WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff on December 19, 2009 against Anthony Njokuani. The two traded early on, but after the two hit the mat and both fighters scrambled back to the feat, and Horodecki casually tried to get away, Njokuani capitalized, landing a brutal head kick, crumpling Horodecki, where he finished the fight with punches. Horodecki lost his debut due to TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in the first round.
He was originally slated to face Ed Ratcliff at WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus, but a few days before the fight, Ratcliff was forced off the event for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by Daniel Downes, who took the fight on two-days notice. Horodecki landed combinations at will, against his obviously out-matched opponent. Horodecki controlled Downes on the floor on several occasions, and he nearly ended the bout in the opening round with a Rear Naked Choke. Instead, he'd have to settle on waiting until early in the final frame to lock in the fight-ending hold. With both hooks firmly in place, Horodecki snuck his arm under the chin of a fatigued and frustrated Downes, who had no choice but to tap.
Horodecki returned at WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan, where he fought Ed Ratcliff, who was his original opponent in his previous fight. Primarily a Kickboxing match with little to no ground fighting or clinch work, the fight briefly shifted to Ratcliff's favor after he wobbled Horodecki in the final seconds of the second round. But Horodecki fired off frequent combinations in the final frame and scored a key knockdown late in the round. In the end, the judges awarded Horodecki a closely contested Decision (Split) via scores of 28-29, 30-27 and 30-27.