Bart K Palaszewski is a retired Polish-American professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the UFC's Featherweight division.
23 Facts About Bart Palaszewski
Bart Palaszewski was born in Warsaw, Poland and lived there until he was 13 years old when he and his family immigrated to Wonder Lake, Illinois.
In Poland, he was a "punching bag" for his older cousin who was involved in kickboxing, and Bart Palaszewski began judo when he was in the third grade.
However, his coach became an Olympian and after Bart Palaszewski was not happy with his old coach's replacement, he trained for six months in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai before being introduced to mixed martial arts.
Bart Palaszewski trained whilst working as a photographer and graphic designer and holding other computer-related jobs.
Bart Palaszewski made his WEC debut against Alex Karalexis at WEC 37.
Bart Palaszewski won the fight via second round TKO, earning Knockout of the Night honors.
Bart Palaszewski suffered back to back losses against Ricardo Lamas via unanimous decision at WEC 39, and Anthony Njokuani via second round at WEC 40.
Bart Palaszewski fought touted prospect Anthony Pettis on December 19,2009 at WEC 45.
Bart Palaszewski gave Pettis his first professional loss via split decision.
Bart Palaszewski defeated Karen Darabedyan via first round submission at WEC 47.
Bart Palaszewski faced Zach Micklewright on August 18,2010 at WEC 50.
Bart Palaszewski won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Bart Palaszewski was expected to face Kamal Shalorus on November 11,2010 at WEC 52.
Bart Palaszewski was expected to face Cody McKenzie on May 28,2011 at UFC 130.
Bart Palaszewski himself was forced from the Tibau bout with an injury and replaced by Rafaello Oliveira.
Bart Palaszewski returned to face Tyson Griffin in a featherweight bout on October 29,2011 at UFC 137.
Bart Palaszewski won via first-round KO after dropping Griffin with a left hook and finishing the fight with a flurry of punches against the cage, earning Knockout of the Night honors.
Bart Palaszewski faced Hatsu Hioki on February 26,2012 at UFC 144.
Bart Palaszewski faced Diego Nunes on October 5,2012 at UFC on FX 5.
Bart Palaszewski faced Cole Miller on April 13,2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
Bart Palaszewski lost the fight via submission in the first round and was released from the promotion.
On February in 2014, Bart Palaszewski announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition.