Daniel Omielańczuk opened UFC 165 with a late third round knockout of Nandor Guelmino. Even in his debut, Omielańczuk was feeling comfortable and entered with around a dozen fights in the past two years.
“Didn’t feel stress before the fight,” said Omielańczuk through a translator to MMA Fighting. “I trained hard mentally because this fight is my life. I trained real hard.”
Omielańczuk has been competing since 2009 and is 16-3. The Polish fighter has spent a majority of his career in Europe. He’s heard rumors the UFC wants a card in Russia and Omielańczuk would love to appear.
Guelmino joined the UFC after his sole Strikeforce defeat to Josh Barnett. That was in January and lasted two minutes.
UFC 165 came from the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, September 21.