Bart Palaszewski (R) lands a right hand on Zack Micklewright at WEC 50 (Picture courtesy of LLC)

One thing you certainly can’t accuse lightweight veteran Bart Palaszewski (35-13) of doing is putting on boring fights. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt that is more than happy to stand and trade punches, Palaszewski would rather lose an exciting fight than win a boring one.

So it’s fitting that Palaszewski will compete at the Dec. 16 WEC 53 event in Glendale, Ariz., taking on fellow lightweight contender Kamal Shalorus in the final event in the promotion’s history before the WEC-UFC merger. Although Shalorus has represented the British wrestling team at the international level, he’s shown a more of his striking in his three WEC bouts. But if Shalorus gets it to the ground, Palaszewski told that he isn’t too concerned about fighting off of his back.

“I’ve been doing Jiu Jitsu for 11 years. My Jiu Jitsu is probably better than my stand up.”

Go here to read the full exclusive interview with Palaszewski. For more WEC 53 coverage, you can also check out our exclusive talk with bantamweight contender Brad Pickett, who will fight the always dangerous Ivan Menjivar.

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