Tim ListAnalyst IAugust 8, 2008

If UFC is really going to buy IFL, they're going to get a tape library and not much else. IFL's top star, the exciting lightweight sensation Chris Horodeckihas signed a three-fight deal with Affliction Mixed Martial Arts.
What makes the signing so interesting is that Affliction seems most interested in the heavyweight division, with Fedor Emelianenko as the top star. Now, the signing of Horodecki puts Affliction on the map in more than one weight division. The 20 year old Horodecki, the babyface fighter who turns 21 in September, has an 8-1 record in the IFL. He lost the IFL Lightweight Title to Ryan Schultz in December.

While Affliction is fairly strong in the heavier weight classes, the addition of Horodecki bolsters the lighter end of its scale. Horodecki doesn't turn 21 until September, which also means that -- in contrast to the signings of many established stars by Affliction -- he can be groomed by the promotion as a rising star.


Horodecki is scheduled to debut on Affliction: Day of Reckoning, which will take place on October 11th.


No word yet on his opponent.


Great signing for Affliction, a major move in its competitor status against UFC.

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