Prestige FC 1: TUF Vet Michael Hill to Battle Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz
By Press Release
The Prestige FC 1: Atonement lineup has been altered due to injury, but the fighter coming onboard is one of Canada’s best and most-popular competitors.
Michael “The Messenger” Hill (8-4) moves up to middleweight and slides into a showdown with Mariusz “The Iron Pol” Ksiazkiewicz (4-0) – a matchup that is now a featured fight on the main card of the Prestige FC 1 taking place on Saturday, October 24th at Crescent Point Place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan (pending final approval from Athletics Commission of Saskatchewan).
Hill moves into the spot vacated by Jordan McKay who has been sidelined due to a knee injury suffered in training.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Michael stepped up on short notice when so many other fighters wouldn’t do it,” said Cord Crowthers, CEO & Matchmaker for Prestige FC.
“Michael is very highly regarded, he is a big name from The Ultimate Fighter, and he’s one of the most exciting fighters in all of Canada. And credit should also go to Mariusz too, for agreeing to fight Michael. Both guys want to prove themselves – Mariusz as a top-flight prospect and Michael as an elite competitor. That’s the kind of fight we like and I know our fans are going to love this fight.”
Hill has earned victories in three of his last five outings with all three wins coming by knockout inside the World Series of Fighting cage. The Kelowna, B.C., product has notched four career wins by knockout with three of those being first-round finishes.
Hill advanced to the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter’s 16th edition where he was coached by UFC heavyweight fan-favorite Roy “Big Country” Nelson. The 28-year-old was Nelson’s second-overall pick for his team after earning a KO victory during the preliminary round. Hill would go on to win in the quarter-finals of the series before losing out in the semifinal round.
Ksiazkiewicz will be out for a fifth straight win and a third consecutive finish as he is coming off back-to-back submission victories. The 26-year-old Winnipeg, Manitoba, product has been eyeing a stiff test which is why he readily accepted a revamped bout against Hill.
Prestige FC 1: Atonement is headlined by three-time UFC competitor Mike “Biggie” Rhodes taking on Taki Uluilakepa in the main event with a co-main event of featherweights Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain battling Kurt “The Hurt” Southern. Also topping the bill is world-ranked female lightweight Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet squaring off against arch-rival Anna “Smiles” Barone.
Be in on the excitement of Prestige FC 1.
VIP Tables and General Admission tickets are on sale now by calling (306) 580-0340.
Tickets are also available at various locations throughout Saskatchewan:
Weyburn – Pump Jacks, Travelodge Hotel, King George Hotel, York Jewelers & Weyburn MMA
Regina – Sets Fitness
Saskatoon – Stellar Gear & Modern Martial Arts Centre
Prince Albert – LDP Martial Arts