UFC San Diego: Who is Lukasz Brzeski?


Lukasz Brzeski will make his UFC debut Saturday in San Diego.

Heavyweight Lukasz Brzeski already has some history with the UFC.

On Dana White’s Contender Series last year, Brzeski defeated Dylan Potter by submission and earned a contract. A few months later, Brzeski tested positive for clomiphene and was suspended for nine months. The UFC decided to keep him and on Saturday, he will make his debut against DWCS alum Martin Buday.

Brzeski hails from Poland and compiled an 8-1-1 record before appearing on DWCS. Brzeski was scheduled to fight on DWCS in August 2021 but had to pull out of the fight. When an opportunity presented itself a month later, he took a short-notice fight against Potter.

Brzeski has seven finishes and added an 8th to his record when he submitted Potter by rear-naked choke in the third round. There was a bit of controversy with the stoppage, as it looked like Potter never tapped. Regardless, Brzeski received a contract at the end of the night.

Unfortunately, a failed drug test sat Brzeski on the sidelines.

Lukasz Brzeski faces Martin Buday at UFC San Diego

For the first time since September, Brzeski will step into the cage. Brzeski will finally get his chance to prove Dana White right.

Standing across from him that night will be Slovakian Martin Buday (10-1), who was awarded a contract on DWCS last year as well. Buday is riding a nine-fight win streak, recently defeating Chris Barnett by technical decision in April. These two big boys have a combined 14 finishes in 18 wins, 12 coming by way of TKO/KO, and both looking to improve on their last outing, so I wouldn’t count on this fight going all three rounds. Be on the lookout for a hungry Lukasz “The Bull” Brzeski Saturday night at UFC San Diego.

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