I always suspected that Stefan Struve’s matchmaking is done to maximize the ridiculousness of his fights. Find him the tallest, shortest, or fattest opponent on the UFC roster and call it a day. Now I think Joe Silva’s doing something similar for Krzysztof Soszynski: matching him up in a battle of the impossible to spell names. His opponent at UFC 140? Igor Pokrajac. Unfortunately, no commission would allow Bart Palaszewski to fight at light heavyweight. Here’s Krzyzsztzofzz talking about how his fellow TUF alumni from season 8 are doing:
“Kyle Kingsbury is up there, he’s improved so much and he’s going to have a great fight with (Stephan) Bonnar. He’s definitely improved the most. Bader did an awesome job winning the show and winning four straight but he’s dropped his last two and we’ll see how he does against Jason Brilz. I’m still doing well and Tom Lawlor is doing great as well. All of us are doing well and it’s nice because it just shows that there was some good talent on that show.”
In his next fight, The Polish Experiment will meet Croatian fighter Igor Pokrajac in a bout that will likely end up on the Spike TV-aired portion of the UFC 140 preliminary card. Soszynski explained that he’d relish the opportunity to have his fight televised again, as his last match (at UFC 131 against Mike Massenzio) was relegated to the preliminary card Facebook stream.
“I believe the fight is going to be on Spike. That’s what they told me anyway,” said Soszynski. “I’m excited to be back on TV. My last fight wasn’t on TV but I’m looking forward to being back on TV and make some more money from my sponsors.”
Soszsysnskskiis does indeed have a pretty good chance of making it onto the prelims. These Canada cards are always stacked to the brim with local fighters and as it stands K.Soz is one of the best known Canadians on the card. Okay, maybe he’s not technically Canadian because he was born in Pole Land. But considering the state of Canadian MMA, we’ll happily claim him.