It’s pronounced “Horodeski” but he will respond to Horodecki, The Polish Hammer and now your emails as the latest member of the MMATraining.com team. At 20 he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him, not to mention an already well established presence in the professional MMA world. Follow Chris’ career devleopment here as he brings his knowledge base, approachable personality and knockout power to our online community at MMATraining.com.
Chris Horodecki was born in Poland and moved to Canada as a youth and was the youngest fighter in IFL history. Undefeated in his first 11 MMA matches, including his first seven IFL bouts, and at just 20 years of age, Horodecki has been described as the future of the Lightweight division.
At the age of 13 Chris Horodecki attended an MMA seminar run by Shawn Tompkins in Ontario and was hooked. He developed his skills quickly, particularly his striking, and mere days after his 18th birthday dispatched his first victim, who just happened to be a 29-year-old with eleven previous bouts.
Horodecki’s career began in the Canadian promotion TKO which fights out of Montreal, Quebec. He was 4-0 in TKO before the IFL came calling. Horodeck went 8-1 in the IFL, only losing once against an opponent he had previously beat, Ryan Shultz. It would be Chris’s first shot at a title, but certainly won’t be his last.
The native of London, Ontario, Canada Horodecki splits his training time between Team Tompkins in London, Xtreme Couture Toronto and often heads West to train at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.
Chris is a full time coach at Team Tompkins in London Ontario and starting September 1, 2008 will be opening a brand new 11,000 square feet facility in London called Adrenaline Training Center that will be owned and operated by UFC fighter Sam Stout, Affliction fighter Mark Hominick and Horodecki.
President of HD Net fights Mark Cuban called Horodecki his favorite fighter and if you’ve witnessed a Horodecki battle you will know why. His speed, power and all out aggressiveness has won him fans all over the world and his star will continue to shine on into the future. Look for big things from the “Polish Hammer” in the upcoming years, and hang on for the ride.