Bart weighed in at a solid 155.25lb at this mornings weigh ins for his co main event fight against late replacement Ricardo Lamas.
“This was such a great cut, I feel really good and have pretty much been on weight for the past couple days… I was on weight last night but I decided to cut a little extra so I could wear my kilt on the scale”.
Ricardo Lamas weighed in at 154.5 lbs
Be sure to watch this fight LIVE on Versus at 9PM ET, check local listings.
Lightweight contender Rich Crunkilton has been forced to withdraw from Sunday’s WEC showdown with Bart Palaszewski after suffering a knee injury during training. Replacing Crunkilton in the bout against Palaszewski will be unbeaten Chicago lightweight Ricardo Lamas, who will step into the cage at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas (VERSUS, 9pm ET / 6pm PT) with a stellar 5-0 record.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BART”
On March 1st Bart “Bartimus” Palaszewski takes one step closer to his title shot in the WEC. Known for his wars in the IFL, Bart made his debut in the WEC on December 3rd where he earned KO of the night against fellow slugger Alex Karalexis.
Now with the fight against top contender Richard Crunkilton just around the corner, Bart is training harder than ever.
With one of the larger records in the WEC, Bart may be a new kid on the block but don’t let that fool you, with a 30-11-0 record he is one of the more veteran fighters in the WEC. If all goes well for Bart in this fight he should be next in line for a shot at the WEC lightweight belt. Varner, the current lightweight champ has already said Bart is on his radar and it would be an honor to fight him.
“I’m not looking past Crunkilton right now but I am looking to get in and finish this fight” Bart told us, “Of course I’m looking for the KO but if it goes to the ground I may have to show my Team Curran BJJ hehe”. “I want to win this for my teammates and my family who have always supported me, I want to thank my sponsors as well, they have really stepped up for me in this fight and I don’t want to let them down”. Palaszewski’s sponsor’s for this fight are TapouT, Jesus Didn’t Tap, Gamma-O, Vandal Eyewear, FullTiltPoker.net, and DynaPep Micro-Energy Shot.
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Bart is ready to ruin this kid. He has never looked better in his life. He is literally beating people up in sparring. Nobody in the LW division can stand with him…
We will be watching!
Hey you think you could get him out of there without getting your ass kicked in the first round? Love your fights but you always freak me out when you start slow! WAR BART!
Been a fan since the IFL. Get after him Bart!
CANT WAIT FOR THIS! WAR BARTIMUS! YOU WILL BE CHAMP SOON!
Cant wait for the fight…Go get em!
WAR Bart! Where I come from many, and I mean MANY people still remember you from your days as an MFS Silverback in the IFL.
I hear that your friend Mike C (I wont embarris myself by spelling his name wrong LOL) is ALSO about to fight in UFC95.
I support both of you naturally. 😛
first of all thanks for all the support. I feel really good about this fight. I’ve been busting my butt, and now it’s time to take care of business. once again thanks for all the support, from my fans, family, teammates, sponsors and of course suckerpunch.
Good luck Bart, can’t wait to see you get in there and shine!
Keep it on the feet and KO this guy. Then we will have a contest to see who can get a better tan.
Guys Bart is looking great. His conditioning is through the roof. We’ve been working him on intense 5 minute rounds and the kid just doesn’t stop. Can’t wait to see him back in action!
Here is my Video prediction for WEC, you will notice that I support Bart in it 🙂
Awesome video. We are looking forward to watching you do what you do this weekend. Good luck!
Good luck amigo. Bring home the dub!
I’ll definitely be watching ya. Do your thing Bart and have fun out there.
Good luck, Bart! I wanna see a KO!!!
Crunkilton just got spared a beating then LOL…pity the man who stands in his place hahaha