Unless you’re one of the few folks who actually watch the Bellator prelims on Spike.com, you probably missed Chris Horodecki’s fight at last weekend’s Bellator 64.
When “The Polish Hammer” was cut from Zuffa after tapping out to Cowboy Cerrone at the final WEC event in December 2010, folks thought he’d probably be back after picking up a few wins in the minors. He did score a first round RNC in the Canuck bushleagues, but then his Bellator debut was a snoozer decision win over Some Guy that impressed no one. For that he was demoted to the prelims at Bellator 57, where he fought to a draw with Mike Corey. Considering that was his first fight after the sudden death of longtime coach and friend Shawn Tompkins, not to mention that Corey has since upset Ronnie Mann in the current featherweight tournament, I guess that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
And so Horodecki finally wised up and made the drop to 145 lbs himself, where he faced an 11-1 dude named Mike Richman. Spoiler alert: Horodecki’s fortunes did not improve, and Richman needed only 83 seconds to knock him cold. Richman probably punched his ticket into the next tourney, but I’m not sure if Bellator will give Horodecki another shot. Hopefully this doesn’t deter him from staying at 145 though, because that’s definitely where he belongs.