Krzysztof
Soszynski
22-13-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 22-13-1
Summary: Conditioning, kimura

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Polish Experiment
From: Stalowa Wola Poland
Fights Out Of: Lake Forest, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
699
41% Successful
288
Types of Successful Strikes
0
288
57% Standing
23%
21%
163
65
60
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
27% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
10
0
Takedown Defense
74
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Krzysztof Soszynski Dec 10, 2011
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Igor Pokrajac 21 0 0 0
Win
Mike Massenzio Jun 11, 2011
17 2 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Krzysztof Soszynski 66 0 0 1
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski Nov 13, 2010
57 0 3 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Goran Reljic 23 2 0 1
Loss
Krzysztof Soszynski Jul 3, 2010
32 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Stephan Bonnar 48 2 0 1
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski Feb 20, 2010
48 0 0 0 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Stephan Bonnar 36 2 0 1
Loss
Brandon Vera Aug 29, 2009
62 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Krzysztof Soszynski 41 1 0 0
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski May 23, 2009
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Andre Gusmao 17 0 0 0
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski Apr 18, 2009
3 2 2 4 R1 Submission
Brian Stann 8 0 0 0
Win
Krzysztof Soszynski Dec 13, 2008
19 0 1 4 R2 Submission
Shane Primm 7 1 0 0
Loss
Ben Rothwell
IFL - 2007 Semifinals
Aug 2, 2007
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Krzysztof Soszynski 0 0 0 0
Loss
Ben Rothwell
IFL - Legends Championship 2006
Apr 29, 2006
12 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Krzysztof Soszynski 3 0 0 0
Draw
Mike Kyle
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar 10, 2006
16 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Krzysztof Soszynski 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I train at Reign Training Center in Lake Forest. The gym is owned by Mark Munoz and his wife Kristi Munoz. We have an amazing group of fighters and coaches.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I took up weight training when I was 16 years old and eventually got into bodybuilding.  From bodybuilding I switched to professional wrestling and worked on my craft for 2 years.  During a wrestling training camp in Calgary, Alberta, Canada I met Bad News Brown (a wrestler from the WWE).  He showed me an armbar and a kimura and I was immediately hooked.  When I returned home I searched for the best Jiu Jitsu gym in town and quit professional wrestling.  I participated in a few grappling tournaments and had my first MMA fight 6 months later.

What ranks and titles have you held? TKO Heavyweight Champion out of Montreal, Quebec in 2006, ICC Heavyweight Champion out of Minneapolis, MN in 2004

Do you have any heroes? No.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Every fighter involved in MMA has one goal: make it to the biggest and best organization in the world.  I have been training and fighting for over 5 years with this dream and it is finally becoming a reality.  I can’t wait for this huge opportunity.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
  I was pursuing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Manitoba.  I was not very studious and relinquished my studies after 2 years.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve had several jobs prior to and during my MMA career.  Until recently I was an MMA promoter in Canada and I once worked as a houseman at a Fairmont Hotel.  I have also worked for Coca Cola as a driver and I used to load trucks at Gardewine North in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Favorite grappling technique: The Kimura.  It’s a great submission that I can attempt from all angles.

Favorite Striking technique: Up-Down-Up. Jab to head, cross to body, hook to head.

•    Was most experienced member of TUF 8 cast, with 25 pro fights.

•    Rematch with Bonnar was UFC 116’s Fight of the Night

•    Has finished two of six post-TUF wins via submission (kimura)

•    Three fight winning streak leading up to TUF8.

•    Nine submission wins, seven wins by KO/TKO.

•    Has faced UFC vets Reese Andy, Dan Christison, Mike Whitehead, Icho Larenas, Mike Kyle, and Matt Horwich.  Also fought heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell twice.

Career

Key Opponents

Stephan Bonnar
Stephan Bonnar
17-8-0
( W-L-D )
Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Brian Stann UFC® 97 REDEMPTION UFC® 97 REDEMPTION
Win
Brian Stann UFC® 97 REDEMPTION UFC® 97 REDEMPTION

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