Sunday, March 11, 2007

Chris Horodecki

Don't be fooled by the looks of this teen who happens to be the youngest performer in the IFL at 19, and appears to be at least three years younger. Chris Horodecki, undefeated in his first six MMA matches, including his first two IFL bouts, is one tough customer, and already ranks in the top echelon of the league's lightweights.

Horodecki was born in Poland, moved to Canada as a youth and now competes for the Los Angeles-based Anacondas. At age 13, he attended a seminar run by Shawn Tompkins in Ontario and was hooked. He developed his skills quickly, particularly his striking, and just days after his 18th birthday dispatched his first victim, a 29-year-old with 11 previous bouts.

His age has not deterred Horodecki from letting his personality shine. On a team full of strong personalities, Horodecki has earned a reputation as something of a joker, but more importantly has earned the respect of his teammates and, so far, his vanquished opponents.

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