Will a new weight class help “Johnny Bravo” break his losing skid?
Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Jonathan Wilson took to Instagram, announcing that he would be back in action at UFC Fight Night 118, taking on undefeated Polish prospect Oskar Piechota. The bout, though not yet confirmed by UFC officials, would serve as Wilson's middleweight debut.
To all my friends and family I will be stepping back into the cage October 21st ufc fight night 118 in Gdansk Poland. This will also be my middle weight debut , I've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and I'm excited to step back on that main stage and show some progress in my career, family like and share just to let all who need to know , know what's next thank you #ufcfightnight #ufcpoland #ufc #fightnight #killer #millenniamma #sanbernardino #jiujitsu #bjj #boxing #ufcgym #fitness #ufcfightnight
UFC Fight Night 118 is scheduled for Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and is slated to air in full on UFC Fight Pass. It will be the promotion's second card in Poland, following in the footsteps of Krakow's UFC Fight Night card in April 2015, headlined by “Cro Cop” Mirko Filipovic's rematch win over Gabriel Gonzaga.
The 30-year-old Wilson entered the UFC with a 6-0 pro record in August 2015 and knocked out Chris Dempsey in just 50 seconds in his first Octagon appearance. The Millenia MMA product lost his next two starts, suffering a knockout loss to Brazil's Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC 199 in June of last year, then dropping a decision to Romania's Ion Cutelaba four months later. When Wilson steps into the cage with Piechota, it will be nearly 13 months since his last action.
The debuting Piechota, 27, has put together a 9-0-1 pro MMA mark and has finished all nine of his wins inside of 10 minutes. The Piranha Grappling Team ace and Gdansk native had just his second bout outside of Poland at Cage Warriors 85 in June, needing only 32 seconds to demolish Jason Radcliffe to take the promotion's 185-pound crown.
a headliner has yet to be announced for UFC Fight Night 118. The Piechota-Wilson bout joins three previously confirmed bouts: fellow middleweights Ramazan Emeev and Trevor Smith doing battle; a heavyweight clash between Dmitry Smoliakov and Adam Wieczorek; and a light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Devin Clark.