Friday, October 28th, Polish light heavyweight prospect Lukasz Sudolski will be in action for Babilon MMA, where he will be looking continue his winning ways against Marcin Lazarz. He will be looking for another win, as Sudolski looks to impress and inch closer to a contract with the UFC. He represents Berserker’s Team, an underrated camp in MMA. Let’s take a closer look at this prospect as this week’s “Prospect Spotlight.”
Power Striking: In terms of one-strike knockout capability, Sudolski certainly has that in his arsenal. He has very heavy hands and is aggressive in looking for the quick knockout. He has five first-round knockouts, including one-shot finishes. He also has heavy ground-and-pound on the mat. His hands are clearly the best part of his striking, but he has shown some decent kicks as well. His striking defense could use some work, but his Contender Series knockout loss shouldn’t be looked down upon as Igor Poterya is a very good striker.
Heavy Top Game: On the mat, Sudolski is very heavy from top position and positionally sound. He has solid takedowns, and one he takes a guy down, they do not get up easily. From top, he throws good ground-and-pound and can threaten with submissions. Training with Berserker’s Team, you are gonna have a lot of top grapplers to train with, so Sudolski obviously had his iron sharpened by that gym’s iron.
Performances Against More Recognizable Opponents: There aren’t a ton of weaknesses in Sudolski other than some fixable striking defense issues, but his performances when stepping up in competition have left something to be desired. His first eight fights came against questionable competition. His Contender Series bout with Poterya was his first step up in competition, and he faltered in under four minutes. HIs follow-up fight came against an experienced opponent in Michal Pasternak and won a narrow decision. He needs to continue to prove he can hang with better opponents, and he does that in the experienced big-show vet in Lazarz.
UFC Prelim Fighter: Sudolski appears to be a guy that has the talent to eventually get up to the UFC roster, but obviously he has a few fights he’s gotta win first. His opponent Lazarz is very experienced and will not be an easy fight for Sudolski, but it’s definitely a fight Sudolski can win. If he continues improving from fight to fight and winning against better opponents, he will make his way there.