Canadians Horodecki, Starnes, Hill, and More Fill Up WSOF 7 Card


WSOF CanadaThe December 7th World Series of Fighting card in Vancouver, British Columbia is quickly filling up with top Canadian talent.  Top MMA News has confirmed with WSOF Canada’s Darren Owen five fights featuring Canadian talent as well as the addition of Chris Horodecki to the event.

While the opponent for Chris Horodecki (19-4) is still to be determined, “The Polish Hammer” has agreed to a contract with WSOF.  Scheduled to be fighting at Featherweight, the Adrenaline Training Center fighter will be fighting in Ontario this month at Lightweight before making his World Series of Fighting debut.  The London, Ontario fighter most recently won the Xcessive Force Fighting Championship Lightweight title with a first round arm triangle submission of Tim Smith in July.

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Kalib Starnes

Also appearing on the card is a Light-Heavyweight matchup between former UFC fighter Kalib Starnes and Dwayne Lewis.  Starnes (15-8) is experiencing a resurgence in his career and is on a three fight win streak.  With wins over David Perron at Middleweight, Tim Hague at Heavyweight, and Clay Davidson at Light-Heavyweight, Starnes has been impressive in three weight classes.

Fort McMurray’s Dwayne Lewis (13-8) is a game opponent for Starnes.  Following a 9-1 run in the MFC, “D-Bomb” had lingering back issues and suffered back to back losses to UFC vets.  After taking a year and a half hiatus from fighting, Lewis returned in 2013 with a win over Tim Chemelli at AFC 19. Incredibly, Lewis vs Starnes will appear on a stacked WSOF 7 undercard.

Kalib Starnes will not be the only former Ultimate Fighter competing on December 7th.  TUF 16 cast member Mike Hill (5-2) will also appear on the undercard.  Hill, currently on a two fight losing streak, will look to get back in the win column against fellow British Columbian Jordan Knippelberg (8-2).  Knippelberg, a Pride Gym fighter, will look to get the biggest win of his career when he bangs it out with Toshido MMA’s Hill.

A battle between top Canadian Featherweights is also scheduled for the card as King of the Cage Canada champion  Josh Machan (10-4) will take on Fivestar Fight League champion Shawn Albrecht  (9-5).  Machan,  Canada’s third ranked 145er, is on a 10-1 tear after starting his career at 0-3.  Most recently, Machan quickly finished highly regarded John Fraser in 22 seconds in June.  Albrecht, from Port Coquitlam, BC, is on a two fight win streak beating Baz Cunningham and Travis Matthews in his last fights.

Josh Machan submits Nick Heynen by Heel Hook (photo: Jason Bouwmeester)

Josh Machan submits Nick Heynen by Heel Hook (photo: Jason Bouwmeester)

Three more WSOF 7 fights feature all British Columbia matchups as David Perron faces Matt Baker, Micah Brakefield takes on Brendan Kornberger (3-0), and Ryan Chiappe takes on Marcus Vinicios.

David Perron (5-2) is looking for the W after losing to Kalib Starnes this spring, while Matt Baker (9-4) hopes to build on his August win over Darrio Mobley.

While not an extremely active fighter, Brendan Kornberger’s one fight a year pace has seen him accumulate a perfect 3-0 record in three years. He hopes to make it four in a row against Burnaby’s Micah Brakefield (3-1).  Brakefield quickly dispatched Jake Asher in September at BFL 25.

Ryan Chiappe (10-8) won on the same August card as Baker and will look to avoid the capoeira stylings of Marcus Vinicios (9-7) in their WSOF 7 fight.  Vincios, who actually has more submission wins that TKOs, defeated Dia Grant in his last appearance in the cage.

These undercard fights will join a main card that already features Anthony Johnson taking on Mike Kyle and Elvis Mutapcic facing Jesse Taylor.  The event takes place at the PNE Agrodome and will be broadcast on NBC Sports network.

16 Responses to “ Canadians Horodecki, Starnes, Hill, and More Fill Up WSOF 7 Card ”

  1. Added Micah Brakefield vs Brendan Kornberger after this piece was published.

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  2. MD says:

    Brakefiled & Baker gettin gift wrapped matches again


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  3. Mma fan says:

    Baker fights cans!

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  4. To call Perron a can is ridiculous. That is a good fight.

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  5. Thesubzero says:

    If you don’t fight yourself, you probably don’t have a right to call people cans.

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  6. mmafan says:

    Not even Bobby K

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  7. MMA Fanatic says:

    Bobby kalmakoff, Paul ebejer, Tim skidmore, Greg large, chris lauzon, Kyle Vivian, Simon shirt, just to name a few, are the definition of what a tomato can is…and there are many more in the making or already well on their way.
    I have every right to call out these hopeless excuses for ‘professional’ mma fighters. They take away the legitimacy of this sport. Promoters should not feel it is necessary to fill out a fight card with such jokes.

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  8. Thesubzero says:

    That’s fair but if a guy trains hard and respects the sports, and just happens to have a sub par record. I will respect that guy. Obviously the above guys probably haven’t put in the work. But to call Perron a can is ridiculous, he has a good record and has only lost to skilled guys.

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  9. Darren Owen says:

    Perron is legit! Has an impressive win over Dan MacIver and a huge KO over Swayze. A tough fight vs Starnes who’s looking really good right now and his loss against Buckland he shouldn’t have even fought with the injury he had. Anyone calling Perron a can doesn’t know who he is or his skill level.

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  10. Old School Jake says:

    Perron is our client and far from a can. The only cans I rep are the fake ones my old lady has!!!

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  11. BOOBOO says:

    DOUBLE D’S !!!!

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  12. Jamie Locke says:

    Perron is definitly no can, He’ll beat Baker.

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  13. bucky says:

    Perron will win this fight… I have fought both these guys and feel he’s the stronger fighter.. mr owen lets not make excuses for someone why they lost.. I think every fighter has injuries of some kind when getting in the cage.

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  14. James Hill says:

    Who wins Chiappe vs Vinicios

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  15. The Spartan says:

    Parron is far from a can, but…

    Rule #74

    No excuses, play like a champion!

    Solid first card shaping up. This is great for Canadian MMA. Can’t wait to see it go down.


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  16. PTTpenticton says:

    This card looks great. As for any of the fighters on the being cans it has to be a jealous promoter. Baker has lost to stewart, buckland, and davidson all Top guys dare u call them can to there face! Micah is fighting a fare fight, and chiape and vinicous is what it is fireworks. They are not the best but definatly both exciting. Good job World Series

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