Serkez vs. Mikesz
Despite some impressive wins, Patrick Mikesz will face his greatest test in the form of a well rounded athlete whose work ethic is unparalleled. Mark Serkez, one of Orlando’s most celebrated fighters, is hungry and looking to get back to his winning ways. Both men face two strait losses but are physically and mentally ready to do battle on the 22nd.
The key factor in this fight is who finds greater success in the pocket.
Look for Serkez to set the pace early with aggressive striking as Mikesz looks to take the fight to the ground. Serkez is notoriously hard to take down and should use that factor of his game to create openings. If he can impose his superior standup it could be a short night for Mikesz.
On the other hand, if Mikesz can keep this fight from turning into a slugfest, he will have his greatest chance to win. The strategic issue lies in taking his opponent down. Five of his seven wins have come via submission. Mikesz should look for the finish in the early rounds as Serkez keeps a breakneck pace and, in deep waters, gets the win more often than not.
One thing is for certain, both men are sure to capitalize on every technique in there arsenal and there is never a question about whether or not they come ready to brawl.
S. Robert Sacco for WEF News