World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight veteran Bart
Palaszewski will move down the scale in October.
According to a Wednesday release from Palaszewski’s management at
VF Elite Sports Agency, “Bartimus” and Tyson
Griffin have agreed to a featherweight contest at UFC
“It’s gonna be a rough weight-cut, but I am going to do it the
right way, starting early,” Palaszewski stated. “That’s just the
price I have to pay to have some size advantage. I am excited that
the chase for the featherweight gold starts on Oct. 29.”
A veteran of more than 40 fights -- his UFC debut will make 50 --
the well-traveled Palaszewski compiled a 4-3 record during his WEC
stint, including wins over Anthony
Pettis and Alex
Karalexis. The Polish native had a four-fight winning streak
snapped with a December decision loss to Kamal
Shalorus at the final WEC event.
Griffin, 27, returned to the 145-pound division on June 26 after
more than five years at 155 pounds, successfully outpointing
Gamburyan. The Californian’s move to featherweight was brought
about by consecutive losses to Evan Dunham,
Gomi and Nik Lentz in
2010, as well as a knee injury.
UFC 137 is set to take place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las
Vegas and will be topped by a welterweight title bout ptting UFC
St. Pierre against former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.