[UPDATE: This bout was cancelled due to both fighters withdrawing]
Krzysztof “The Polish Experiment” Soszynski (26-12-1) has been matched up with Edinaldo Oliveira (13-1-1-1) and added to the ‘UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson’ card happening December 15th in Australia.
Krzysztof Soszynski was contemplating retirement following his first round KO loss to Igor Pokrajac at UFC 140 his last time out. The 35-year old will apparently give it at least one more shot however as he looks to continue thrilling MMA fans with his brash and aggressive style.
Edinaldo Oliveira will be making his debut at light heavyweight against Soszynski. The 6’7/201cm was already looking rather lanky at 238lbs/108kg. At 205lbs/93kg, the Brazilian will be looking more like a basketball player than a mma fighter. Oliveira lost his UFC debut last time out against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 142, but it was only the first loss of his career.
Prediction: Soszynski should be able to snap Oliveira like a twig. Oliveira has some jiu-jitsu but nothing Soszynski needs to be worried about, so it’s chin to chin in this one which definitely favors ‘The Polish Experiment’. Soszynski by KO in the 1st.
The updated card: UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson