Friday, February 06, 2009

Mike C Finally Gets His Shot

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“I think it’s been a long time coming,” says Mike Ciesnolevicz of finally getting the opportunity to debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Feb. 21 in London.

Many would be inclined to agree with the former International Fight League light heavyweight.

After six years as a professional fighter and only three losses in 20 bouts, Ciesnolevicz has earned his way to the biggest stage of MMA one step at a time.

“It’s well overdue,” he stated. “I’m pretty pumped about getting to debut in the UFC on the same card as Rory (Markham), but I wasn’t expecting the fight to be at heavyweight, obviously.”

As he alluded to, normally competing at 205 pounds, he will be stepping up on short notice to the heavyweight ranks to face English goliath Neil Grove.

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