Manchester, Connecticut’s very own William Knight (11-4, Thornton Martial Arts) will make his next appearance inside the UFC Octagon on November 19 when he lines up with Amsterdam’s Marcin Prachnio (15-6) in the Light-Heavyweight division. This bout will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, a preliminary bout on the card headlined by Heavyweights; Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivak.
The fact that I get to write this article is truly humbling, as I personally, am a huge fan of the hometown star (Knight) and I’ve been following his career since the early regional days when he was reeling off win after win and everyone was waiting for him to receive that big call from the UFC. "Knightmare," as many know him, is a very unique fighter and is one of the strongest pound for pound fighters you’ll see in the sport. The natural power and strength possessed by Knight is truly remarkable. In my experiences, Will is also one of the most down to earth, laid back fighters I’ve come across in my time following the regional MMA scene. He’s also a great father to his children and loves the support shown by his fans across the globe.
When Will steps in across from Prachnio next month, he will be looking to put on another emphatic performance. His social media posts have shown that he’s put a tremendous amount of work into this fight camp and everyone should be very excited to see how that translates when the cage door locks come fight night. This will be "Knightmare’s" seventh UFC appearance, not including his DWCS appearance. In his last fight, Will was caught in the third round after two great opening rounds, dropping that bout by TKO to the skillful Devin Clark. This time around, "Knightmare" will be prepared for fellow 34-year-old; Marcin Prachnio, whose foundation happens to be in traditional Karate. This is also Prachnio’s seventh UFC appearance, where he comes in following a decision loss to Philipe Lins in April. Given both fighters power, strength and abilities they truly provide an intriguing match up for one another. Pair that with similar physiques and eerily similar UFC records and experiences and we have ourselves an exciting bout in front of us here in the stacked 205 pound division.
Stay tuned for this action packed card and mark your calendars for November 19th to watch one of New England's very own stars do what he does best inside the Octagon. This fight itself should be action from bell to bell and personally, I think we are going to see a very focused and motivated William Knight after what I’ve seen from him this camp. Fans should be excited to see the work that he’s been putting in as Will looks to finish up the year with a victory and ride into 2023 in the win column.