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Bart Palaszewski

Bart "Bartimus" Palaszewski

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  • Given Name: Bart K. Palaszewski
  • MMA Record: 36-17-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Bartimus
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.30
  • Last Fight: April 13, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Curran MMA
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $224,000 USD
  • Born: Warsaw, Poland
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Wonder Lake, Illinois
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Originally a lightweight, Bart 'Bartimus' Palaszewski is a ten year MMA veteran who has fought across the IFL, WEC, and now competes as a featherweight in the UFC. Bart struggled early in his career, losing his first four professional fights. He would then win his next eight fights, finishing six of his eight opponents. Prior to signing with the IFL, Palaszewski possessed a 21-7 record, including fights against notables such as Clay Guida and Gesias 'JZ' Cavalcante.

He would win his first five fights in the IFL, including a decision win over Ivan Menjivar. He would then lose a split decision to Chris Horodecki, but then went on three fight win streak. After losing by submission to Deividas Taurosevicias, he would once again lose to Horodecki, and then drop another fight to Jim Miller. After defeating Jeff Cox, he would then sign with the WEC.

'Bartimus' scored a 'Knockout of the Night' performance against Alex Karalexis at WEC 37, but would lose his next two to Ricardo Lamas and Anthony Njokuani. He then would go on a four fight win streak, where he also became the first man to defeat flashy striker Anthony Pettis, by split decision. After losing to Kamal Shalorus at WEC 53, Palaszewski would make the drop to featherweight.

Palaszewski impressed in his debut as a featherweight, knocking out veteran Tyson Griffin early at UFC 137. After dropping Griffin, he swarmed with numerous quick, straight punches on the feet, eventually knocking Griffin unconscious. He lost a fight to former Sengoku champ Hatsu Hioki at UFC 144, but survived multiple submission attempts, showing how tough he can be to finish. He would however drop his next two fights, a Fight of the Night decision to Diego Nunes and then he lost by submission to Cole Miller. Following the three fight skid he was cut from the promotion.

Bart Palaszewski has been around the block, despite the fact that he is not even 30 years old. The Team Curran fighter is regarded as a knockout artist with solid submission abilites, and has numerous ways to end a bout.


On February 21st 2014 Palaszewski announced on twitter that he was officially retiring from the sport.



Last updated 02.25.2014, 2:31 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:23 Round 1 of 3

Cole Miller
36-16-0 18-7-0

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.04.13
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Diego Nunes
36-15-0 17-3-0

UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $52,000 ($12K Base, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Daryl Guthmiller
UFC on FX 5 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hatsu Hioki
36-14-0 25-4-2

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3

Tyson Griffin
35-14-0 15-5-0

UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 148 lbs

2011.10.29
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $103,500 ($18,500 Base, $10K Bonus, $75K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#31 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 137 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gleison Tibau UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Palaszewski Injury
Cancelled Bout Cody McKenzie UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: McKenzie Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kamal Shalorus
35-13-0 6-0-2

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.16
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Neil Sarembock
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total

Zach Micklewright
34-13-0 11-1-0

WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.18
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Karen Darabedyan
33-13-0 9-1-0

WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.06
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Anthony Pettis
32-13-0 9-0-0

WEC 45: Cerrone vs Ratcliff
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.12.19
Odds: +183 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tyler Combs

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2009.10.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:27 Round 2 of 3, 5:27 Total

Anthony Njokuani
31-12-0 10-2-0

WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.04.05
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Scott Fisher
WEC 40 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ricardo Lamas
31-11-0 5-0-0

WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.03.01
Odds: -298 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Gregorio Alvarez
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:11 Round 2 of 3, 6:11 Total

Alex Karalexis
30-11-0 9-3-0

WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.12.03
Odds: -288 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $15,500 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus, $7,500 KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
WEC 37 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jeff Cox

Illinois Regional

2008.06.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Jim Miller
29-10-0 10-1-0

IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.04.04
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Deividas Taurosevicius IFL 21 2008.04.04
Reason: Taurosevicius Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Chris Horodecki
29-9-0 11-0-0

IFL 18: World Grand Prix Semifinals
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.11.03
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:30 Round 2 of 3, 5:30 Total

Deividas Taurosevicius
29-8-0 9-2-0

IFL 17: 2007 Team Championship Final
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.09.20
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Submission | Choke
1:06 Round 3 of 3, 9:06 Total

Harris Sarmiento
28-8-0 24-15-0

IFL 16: 2007 Semifinals
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.08.02
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:48 Round 1 of 3

John Strawn
27-8-0 34-8-0

IFL 13: Chicago
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.05.19
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

John Gunderson
26-8-0 23-5-2

IFL 11: Moline
Main Card

2007.04.07
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Chris Horodecki
26-7-0 8-0-0

IFL 8: Houston
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.02.02
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:16 Round 3 of 3, 10:16 Total

Ryan Schultz
25-7-0 15-8-1

IFL 6: Championship Final
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.12.29
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Ivan Menjivar
24-7-0 20-6-0

IFL 5: World Championship Semifinals
Main Card

2006.11.02
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Marcio Feitosa
23-7-0 0-0-1

IFL 4: Gracie vs. Miletich
Main Card

2006.09.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:48 Round 1 of 3

Steve Bruno
22-7-0 7-2-0

IFL 2: Championship 2006
Main Card

2006.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total

John Shackelford
21-7-0 1-1-0

IFL 1: Legends Championship 2006
Main Card

2006.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Jay Ellis

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2006.03.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Wayne Weems

King of the Cage

2006.02.17
Win | Submission | Armlock

Kyle Brees

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2005.12.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Luke Spencer

Ohio Regional

2005.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Kyle Watson

Total Fight Challenge

2005.09.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Josh Koon

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2005.08.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Clay Guida

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2005.06.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Andrew Chappelle

Icon Sport

2005.04.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Joe Jordan

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2005.03.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryan Ackerman

Madtown Throwdown

2005.02.19
Win | Submission | Choke

Luke Caudillo

Illinois Regional

2005.02.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Virgil Strzelecki

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2004.12.03
Loss | Submission | Choke

Gesias Cavalcante

Indiana Regional

2004.11.20
Win | Submission | Choke

Jay Estrada

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2004.10.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Masayuki Okude

Fighting Network ZST

2004.09.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Kolo Koka

Icon Sport

2004.06.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Hiroaki Okada

Icon Sport

2004.04.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Tim Newland

Xtreme Fighting Organization

2004.03.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mark Long

Extreme Challenge

2003.12.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jason Bender

Indiana Regional

2003.11.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jay Estrada

Extreme Challenge

2003.10.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tom Kirk

Extreme Challenge

2003.08.02
Win | Submission | Punches

Kendrick Johnson

Shooto

2003.05.21
Win | Submission | Armlock

Carlos Armanqui Concha

Minnesota Regional

2003.04.18
Loss | Decision

Darrell Smith

Freestyle Combat Challenge

2003.01.11
Loss | Decision

Brian Szohr

Indiana Regional

2002.04.13
Loss | Decision

Jim Bruketta

Illinois Regional

2002.03.09
Loss | Submission | Punches

Cole Escovedo

Indiana Regional

2002.01.27

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