Bart Palaszewski will look to make the most of his UFC debut when he takes on “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Cody McKenzie at UFC 130 in May.
The bout was confirmed by Palaszewski’s management team at Suckerpunch Entertainment on Sunday.
Palaszewski (35-14) last appeared in the final WEC show in December, dropping a split decision to Kamal Shalorus. The Team Curran fighter was happy to hear however that despite losing his last WEC fight, he would make the transition for a shot in the UFC.
Looking to keep from dropping two in a row himself is former “Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Cody McKenzie (12-1) who tasted defeat for the first time in his professional career when he was submitted by Yves Edwards in January.
The man who has won 10 of his 12 fights by guillotine choke will look to bounce back against another veteran when he faces Palaszewski in May.
The bout between Palaszewski and McKenzie will be part of the undercard for UFC 130.