Andre Petroski

Andre Petroski (6-1) set to defend 170-pound title at Art of War 5

After his vicious first round, 44 second technical knockout win over Andrew Johnson at Art of War 4, Andre Petroski (6-1) was asking if he could get on the Super Fight 1 grappling card the very next night.  Not one to shy away from competition, Petroski is always seeking ways to better himself whether it is grappling, MMA, or kickboxing.

The 26-year old mixed martial artist wrestled since he was a youth and competed at a very high level throughout his collegiate career at Kutztown University.  Petroski eagerly tries to leave his wrestling in his back pocket just in case he needs it.  Watching the slugging southpaw reminds me a little of Dan Henderson;  a wrestler who would rather stand and bang butalso has one punch knock-out power.

He will try to knock out the 3-1 Avery Sanchis on February 16 at Mike Bickings’ AOW5 inside the historic 2300 Arena from South Philadelphia.  Sanchis has a background in kickboxing and Petroski says he is looking forward to the challenge.

“I was supposed to fight Sanchis about six months ago,” Petroski said.

“I said yes, immediately, but you know in this sport how things can change in an instant.  It didn’t work out.  Now we get the chance to go at it.”

Sanchis hails from Hawaii, but is currently staying in Pennsylvania and is well aware of the Philly crowd.  He expects to be booed loudly. Petroski will shut out the noise and come to the cage like a businessman.  Once the bell rings, things change very quickly.  He is one of the brightest prospects in the area and is a crowd pleaser with his fighing style, which is finishing fights. Three of his last four fights have ended in the first round.

Listen in below to Andre Petroski as he gives us a scouting report on himself, why he likes to compete in everything, and what’s going down in the cage on February 16.

MyMMANews will be cage side for commentary, up to the minute results, post-fight interviews, amazing photos and a full recap.


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