Krzysztof Soszyński (Template:IPA-pl; born August 2, 1977) is a Polish Canadian professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He fought for the Los Angeles Anacondas of the International Fight League (IFL). After the demise of that organization, he moved to the UFC, appearing on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. Soszynski is currently ranked #6 by Sportsnet.ca's Canadian pound-for-pound MMA rankings.
Soszynski was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland. He lived there until the age of 10 when his family moved to Winnipeg, Canada. He played football and soccer for Maples high school, but later turned to bodybuilding and then pro wrestling. Soszynski trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under black belt and gym owner, Rodrigo Munduruca, in Winnipeg. He worked as a houseman at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel and as a promoter of local MMA events in Manitoba.
Martial arts backgroundEdit
Soszynski comes from a different background than many IFL athletes: he was a professional wrestler for a time. After learning some Jiu Jitsu moves from fellow professional wrestler Bad News Brown who was a bronze medalist at an Olympic games, Soszynski decided that his future was in mixed martial arts.. A ground-and-pound specialist, he has also improved his striking proficiently and is competent both standing and on the mat. He also trains under Dan Henderson at Team Quest in Temecula, California alongside Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Soszynski made his debut against former Ultimate Fighter castmate Shane Primm, whom he defeated by kimura. It was awarded submission of the night.
Most recently, Soszynski stepped in as a replacement for an injured Matt Hamill to fight Brandon Vera at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon. Soszynski lost via decision, bringing his UFC record down to 3-1.
Soszynski next faced Stephan Bonnar on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110. Soszynski was victorious via third round TKO due to a cut, though the victory was shadowed by an accidental headbutt that caused the cut, creating controversy over the victory. The New South Wales Sports Combat Authority is currently overlooking the fight which could result in the decision being overturned, depending on the judges’ scorecards after round two. The New South Wales Sports Combat Authority have ruled against overturning the decision. Both fighters have stated that there is need for a rematch. 
Krzysztof is married to Geneviève and has a son named Nicholas.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|31||19 wins||9 losses|
|Stephan Bonnar||The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale||June 22, 2010||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||19-9-1||Stephan Bonnar||TKO (Cut)||UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez||February 21, 2010||3||1:04||Sydney, Australia||Bonnar's cut was a result of an inadvertent headbutt.|
|Loss||18-9-1||Brandon Vera||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira||August 29, 2009||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Win||18-8-1||Andre Gusmao||KO (Punches)||UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida||May 23, 2009||1||3:17||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||17-8-1||Brian Stann||Submission (Kimura)||UFC 97: Redemption||April 18, 2009||1||3:53||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Submission of the Night|
|Win||16-8-1||Shane Primm||Submission (Kimura)||The Ultimate Finale 8||December 13, 2008||2||3:27||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Submission of the Night|
|Win||15-8-1||Marcus Hicks||Submission (Kimura)||UCW 11 – Hell in the Cage||April 11, 2008||1||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||14-8-1||Alex Andrade||DQ (Low Blows)||ROC 18 – Ring of Combat 18||March 7, 2008||2||4:46||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||13-8-1||Robert Villegas||DQ (Refusal to Fight)||HDNet Fights – Reckless Abandon||December 15, 2007||2||3:15||Texas, United States|
|Loss||12-8-1||Ben Rothwell||TKO (Strikes)||IFL – 2007 Semifinals||August 2, 2007||1||0:13||New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||12-7-1||Reese Andy||Decision (Split)||IFL – Everett||June 1, 2007||3||4:00||Washington, United States|
|Win||12-6-1||Dan Christison||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL – Los Angeles||March 17, 2007||3||4:00||California, United States|
|Loss||11-6-1||Mike Whitehead||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL – Championship Final||December 29, 2006||3||4:00||Connecticut, United States|
|Win||11-5-1||Devin Cole||Submission (Armbar)||IFL – World Championship Semifinals||November 2, 2006||2||1:14||Oregon, United States|
|Win||10-5-1||Icho Larenas||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||TKO 27 – Reincarnation||September 29, 2006||3||0:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||9-5-1||Tom Howard||TKO (Strikes)||IFL – Portland||September 9, 2006||1||3:47||Oregon, United States|
|Win||8-5-1||Yan Pellerin||Submission (Kimura)||TKO 26 – Heatwave||June 30, 2006||1||1:30||Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||7-5-1||Ben Rothwell||TKO (Strikes)||IFL – Legends Championship 2006||April 29, 2006||1||3:59||New Jersey, United States|
|Draw||7-4-1||Mike Kyle||Technical Draw||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie||March 10, 2006||1||2:02||California, United States|
|Loss||7-4||Brian Schall||TKO (Strikes)||TKO 24 – Eruption||January 28, 2006||3||3:00||Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||7-3||Martin Desilets||TKO||TKO 23 – Extreme||November 5, 2005||2||1:30||Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||7-2||Matt Horwich||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Freedom Fight – Canada vs USA||July 9, 2005||2||0:52||Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7-1||Troy Hadley||TKO||NFA – Super Brawl||January 29, 2005||1||North Dakota, United States|
|Win||6-1||Lee Mein||Submission (Strikes)||WFF 7 – Professional Shooto||July 23, 2004||2||2:06||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||5-1||Chris Tuchscherer||Decision||NFA – Moorhead||June 12, 2004||N/A||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||5-0||Jack Burton||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||ICC – Trials 2||April 30, 2004||N/A||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||4-0||Dennis Stull||TKO||ICC – Trials 2||April 30, 2004||N/A||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||3-0||Kyle Olsen||Submission||NFA – Best Damn Fights||March 20, 2004||N/A||North Dakota, United States|
|Win||2-0||Ben Konecnec||TKO||IFA – Ultimate Trials||February 27, 2004||1||0:26||Iowa, United States|
|Win||1-0||Matt Lafromboise||Submission (Strikes)||AAF 4 – Absolute Ada Fights 4||September 13, 2003||1||3:23||Minnesota, United States|
- ↑ Sportsnet.ca MMA Rankings
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 IFL Profile
- ↑ http://archive.is/20120713053951/mmajunkie.com/news/15570/injured-matt-hamill-replaced-by-krzysztof-soszynski-in-ufc-102-bout-with-brandon-vera.mma
- ↑ Template:Cite news
- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-110-Notebook-Aussie-Closes-on-Title-Contention-22811
- ↑ Krzysztof Soszynski. SPIKE.com (2008-11-22). Retrieved on 2008-11-22.