Lee Chadwick (28-18), the owner of five belts from six different organizations, made his debut in the Octagon this May in Prague, but was knocked out by Poland’s Robert Bryczek. Knockout in 1st round.
“I ended my career because I was unusable after the match. I struggled with a herniated disc until Christmas and as soon as I got hit my brain shut down to protect my body. At the same time, in the last eighteen years, I have received much bigger blows,” Chadwick describes in the second episode of the Watch series.
However, the 38-year-old MMA veteran, who fought under the banner of Cage Warriors or Bellator, decided to return to the cage after all. At Octagon 48 in Manchester, he will fight in the middleweight category (up to 86 kg) with Zdenek Polívka (8-7), who just defeated Polák Bryczek two years ago.
“I know what he can do, I won’t underestimate him. A tall fighter, he likes to fight in a stance… I want to put this guy to sleep. The ideal will be to either shut him down or strangle him,” reports Chadwick, who is a clear favorite according to the bookmakers.
However, Polívka, a 24-year-old hitman with the nickname Gameover, intends to spoil his opponent’s farewell to his career. “I believe it will be game over for Chadwick,” smiles the guy, whom you can meet not only in the gym, but also in the theater.
Yes, his partner is the singer Lucie Vondráčková, so Polívka recently visited the premiere of the musical comedy Forget Shakespeare at the Hybernia Theater with his sweetheart in the lead role. He will be in the spotlight on Saturday.
In the Na Dohled video, you will also learn how Jakub Bahník prepares for a lightweight fight with Akonn Wanliss, a former stripper. Bahník has already defeated two British wrestlers, Cucciniello and Grimshaw, but he still thinks: “I’m probably not well known in England, but that will change after Saturday.”