Oli Thompson and Damian Grabowski set for MCC Fight Club, Dec. 16th
The news was revealed to AddictedMMA moments ago.
UFC veteran Thompson is coming off a disappointing stint inside the Octagon after dropping fights to Shawn Jordan in March, and more recently fellow Brit Phil De Fries as recently as August. Prior to that Thompson had put together a five fight win streak, which included capturing and defending the UCMMA Heavyweight title. A win over the talented Grabowski could be Thompson's ticket back to the Octagon.
When asked by AddictedMMA Thompson had this to say about the bout:
"Whilst preparing for my fight with Ivan Pioneer, the opportunity was put to me for a potential fight with Europe's number one unsigned heavyweight Damian Grabowski, the timing was not perfect but the fight was too good to turn down, this will be my toughest fight yet in my three and a half years in the game."
Grabowski is a Bellator veteran who has compiled a very impressive 16-1 record to date. With wins over UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez, Dave Huckaba and Joaquim Ferreira it's easy to see why this submission expert is ranked highly in the European rankings. His sole defeat to date came at the hands of the undefeated former Bellator FC heavyweight champion Cole Konrad in September 2010.
A win for either man on December 16th will have the UFC brass sitting up and taking notice in a fight that could be each man's biggest test to date.
Also confirmed are Marcina Najmana and Tyberiusza Kowalczyka who will face each other in a K1 battle of the heavyweights. Who knows if the foundations of the IndigO2 venue will survive as these two goliaths clash!
Also on the card will be light-heavyweight Danny Aman who fights out of the Vos Gym in Holland. An international fighter and K1 champion, Aman is awaiting confirmation of his opponent, and AddictedMMA will be very much looking forward to that announcement when it happens!
So you have been warned. MCC Fight Club is coming! Get ready for a massive night of action as an already awesome looking fight card comes together for this heavyweight event.
Stay Addicted for more information as we get it!
Photo 1: Oli Thompson.
Published by Steve Wickett - Thu, 8 Nov 2012 20:39