Philippine Sports: Brandon Vera Takes On Krzysztof Soszynski in UFC 102
UFC 102: Couture vs Nogueira is coming up with some big names when it kicks off at the Rose Garden Arena in Oregon. The highlight event is, of course, a clash between former heavyweight champions Randy Couture vs Antonio Nogueira.
A co-feature will be a light heavyweight duel between Keith Jardine vs Thiago Silva.
And then, the fight that most Filipinos will be focused on will be that of our own Philippine pride Brandon “The Truth” Vera vs Krzysztof Soszynski.
Brandon Vera has a pretty impressive 10-3 record in mixed martial arts, but he’s only won 2 of his last 5 MMA fights. Of course, things were different back then, and well he showed that he was in great shape in his last fight against Mike Platt, whom he defeated via TKO due to leg strikes.
Krzysztof Soszynski – I don’t even really know how to pronounce his name – is nicknamed The Polish Experiment, and one look at the guy makes you really think he was kept in some dark dungeon where they did all sorts of experiments on him. Igor-ish looking dude for sure! But anyway, Krzysztof Soszynski has an 18-8-1 MMA record, and while it may not seem that impressive, Krzysztof Soszynski has won 6 consecutive MMA fights, including two submission of the night awards. So, certainly, Brandon Vera will have his hands full at trying to stop The Polish Experiment.
In any case, I’ll be cheering for Brandon Vera and hope he does well in UFC 102. Pinoy Pride, baby!