Jonathan Wilson announces drop to middleweight and bout against Oskar Piechota

UFC middleweight Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson has announced that he will drop down to middleweight and face Oskar Piechota in his next UFC fight. The bout is expected to be part of UFC Fight Night 118, which takes place Oct. 21 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.

Wilson joined the UFC as a light heavyweight in 2015. He won his debut over Chris Dempsey via 50-second knockout at UFC Fight Night 73. However, since that victory, the previously undefeated fighter has dropped back-to-back matches against Luis Henrique da Silva and Ion Cutelaba. Wilson will move down to the 185-pound division for this fight.

Piechota recently signed with the UFC, and this will be his promotional debut. He holds an undefeated 9-0-1 record as a professional. In his last fight, he fought outside of his native Poland for only the second time and defeated Jason Radcliffe via first-round knockout at Cage Warriors 85. He has scored a stoppage in all nine of his professional victories including four knockouts and five submissions.

In the only bout announced for the main card of UFC Fight Night 118, former KSW light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will take on Devin Clark.