Marcin Held Announces He Will Be Fighting At UFC Gdansk In Poland
When the UFC returns to Poland this October, it will see homegrown leg lock specialist, Marcin Held, on the card.
Marcin Held revealed via his Instagram account that he will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night card to be held in Gdansk, Poland on October 21.
🇵🇱Dobra wiadomość dla wszystkich moich fanów! Ostatnią walkę w Polsce stoczyłem w czerwcu 2010r. Teraz będzie kolejna okazja , ponieważ…….. widzimy się na UFC w Gdańsku! Mój twitter jest zasypany od powiadomień (i nie tylko mój podejrzewam 😂 ). Dzięki za wszystkie oznaczenia, hashtagi i udostępnienia. Jesteście genialni 🙂 21 października – Ergo Arena! 🇺🇸Good news for all my fans! My last fight in Poland was in 2010. Now I have another chance because……… I’ll fight on UFC in Gdansk! My twitter is overload (not only my I suppose 😂). Thanks for every tag, hastag and sharing. You’re awesome! October 21st ! – Ergo Arena! @ufc @ufceurope @manto_original @multi_med #matrixmedia #gdansk #trojmiasto #ufcgdansk #ufcpoland #mma #polishfighter #chance #fight #dontgiveup #stayfocused #staystrong #poland #october21st #21października #ergoarena
Marcin Held has had a tough run within the UFC since joining in late 2016, after an impressive 11-3 run with Bellator. Losses to UFC mainstays, Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon, were compounded when he lost in violent fashion to Bosnian fighter, Damir Hadzovic, at the recent UFC Fight Night 109 card in Stockholm. Sweden.
Sitting at an unflattering 0-3 in the UFC, Gdansk may be Held’s last opportunity to keep himself on the roster.
While nothing official has been announced, it is assumed, given social media posts, that Held’s opponent will be 1-2 (UFC) Finnish fighter, Teemu Packalen. Packalen was most recently dealt a blow to his fighting aspirations as he lost to UK prospect, Marc Diakiese, when Diakiese dealt Packalen a devastating overhand right early in the contest.
— Teemu Packalén (@PackalenTeemu) June 2, 2017
— Teemu Packalén (@PackalenTeemu) June 5, 2017
— Teemu Packalén (@PackalenTeemu) June 7, 2017
If this is the fight that gets made then Marcin Held will undoubtedly be the favourite going in.
Stay tuned to MMA Today for further updates.
MMAnews.pl have confirmed our initial suspicions. Although still not official, it appears Held’s opponent will be Teemu Packalen.
This article was originally published on June 7, 2017.
Thanks to Bartek Stachura, who first reported the news on Twitter.