Horodecki, Smith, Laprise, Boyle to Use Xcessive Force in Grande Prairie


Xcessive Force Fighting Championship THUMBTop MMA News has learned that Chris Horodecki and Tim ‘Shady’ Smith will headline Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 2 in Grande Prairie, Alberta on July 27. The fight will be for the newly minted XFFC Lightweight title.

Also announced for the XFFC 2 card is a second Lightweight bout between Derek Boyle and Chad Laprise in a fight that is good enough to be a title fight. Tyler Davis and Michael Karkula are also scheduled for the event against opponents who have yet to be announced.

Chris Horodecki (18-4) will make his first appearance in Alberta since defeating Danny Downes at WEC 49 in Edmonton in 2010. Horodecki, who has also fought for the IFL, has faced impressive list of fighters including Bart Palaszewski, Donald Cerrone, Ed Ratcliff, and Anthony Njoukuani over an eight year career. ‘The Polish Hammer’ comes into the fight on the heels of a No Contest decision with Brad Cardinal and has not recorded a victory since 2011. Horodecki has most recently fought at Featherweight but will make the jump back to Lightweight to face Tim ‘Shady’ Smith.

Tim Smith (13-7) is the Unified MMA Lightweight champion and will be looking to collect a second belt with a win over his toughest opponent to date. Smith finished Merrick Duggan at Unified MMA 15 in his most recent bout in March 2013 and is coming into the XFFC fight full of confidence riding a two fight win streak.

Travelling to Grande Prairie with Horodecki will be his Adrenaline Training Center teammate Chad Laprise (6-0). Laprise is riding high with six consecutive victories in his three year career. Most recently, Laprise won two bouts at Bellator MMA against former Olympic wrestler Ainsley Robinson and Josh Taveirne.

Trying to stop the Laprise train will be Derek Boyle (9-5). Fighting out of Progressive Fighting Academy in Lethbridge and Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, Boyle is an experienced fighter who once again is charged with stopping an undefeated rising prospect. He previously failed that duty when he faced a 4-0 Jason Saggo, but was equal to the task when he smashed the 5-0 Dan Ring into the ranks of the beaten in 20 seconds at MFC 34. Boyle is on a two fight win streak coming into this fight.

More fights are scheduled to be announced including a rumoured Bantamweight title fight against Tyler Davis and a bout with Michael Karkula at Featherweight.

54 Responses to “ Horodecki, Smith, Laprise, Boyle to Use Xcessive Force in Grande Prairie ”

  1. AMLEHTC says:

    Josh is probably the furthest thing from a meathead, super nice guy an intelligent. I think he just hates jackasses

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  2. Chase Degenhardt says:

    Josh’s comments have been a hell of a lot more intelligent than yours so far bud.

    You’re saying your comments don’t represent an entire team, while simultaneously calling me out on behalf of your team? Makes a lot of sense… lol.

    You’re also telling me not to be scared, while simultaneously asking other people to fight me on your behalf… your brilliance knows no bounds, clearly.

    It’s pretty clear that you’re losing the mental battle here.. my advice to you is this;

    -Remove your lips from Mr. Karkula’s nutsack, I don’t know the guy, but I feel reasonable certain he only likes you as a friend.

    -Clean-up all the pizza boxes and pop cans surrounding your computer in your mom’s basement. Seriously dude, that’s disgusting.

    -Remove those war hardened fingers from their battlefield, also known as a keyboard, and go step your way into gym. That way someday, you can stop hiding behind your friends and fight your own battles. I believe in you champ!

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