‘The Messenger’ Hill Shipped in for Prestige FC 1

Michael Hill

(photo: Jeremy Hainsworth)

(PRESTIGE FC Press Release)

The Prestige FC 1: Atonement lineup has been altered due to injury, but the fighter coming on-board is one of Canada’s best and most-popular competitors.

Michael “The Messenger” Hill (8-4) moves up to middleweight and slides into a showdown with Mariusz “The Iron Pol” Ksiazkiewicz (4-0) – a matchup that is now a featured fight on the main card of the Prestige FC 1 taking place on Saturday, October 24th at Crescent Point Place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan (pending final approval from Athletics Commission of Saskatchewan).

Hill moves into the spot vacated by Jordan McKay who has been sidelined due to a knee injury suffered in training.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Michael stepped up on short notice when so many other fighters wouldn’t do it,” said Cord Crowthers, CEO & Matchmaker for Prestige FC.

“Michael is very highly regarded, he is a big name from The Ultimate Fighter, and he’s one of the most exciting fighters in all of Canada. And credit should also go to Mariusz too, for agreeing to fight Michael. Both guys want to prove themselves – Mariusz as a top-flight prospect and Michael as an elite competitor. That’s the kind of fight we like and I know our fans are going to love this fight.”



Hill has earned victories in three of his last five outings with all three wins coming by knockout inside the World Series of Fighting cage. The Kelowna, B.C., product has notched four career wins by knockout with three of those being first-round finishes.

Hill advanced to the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter’s 16th edition where he was coached by UFC heavyweight fan-favorite Roy “Big Country” Nelson. The 28-year-old was Nelson’s second-overall pick for his team after earning a KO victory during the preliminary round. Hill would go on to win in the quarter-finals of the series before losing out in the semifinal round.

Ksiazkiewicz will be out for a fifth straight win and a third consecutive finish as he is coming off back-to-back submission victories. The 26-year-old Winnipeg, Manitoba, product has been eyeing a stiff test which is why he readily accepted a revamped bout against Hill.

Prestige FC 1: Atonement is headlined by three-time UFC competitor Mike “Biggie” Rhodes taking on Taki Uluilakepa in the main event with a co-main event of featherweights Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain battling Kurt “The Hurt” Southern. Also topping the bill is world-ranked female lightweight Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet squaring off against arch-rival Anna “Smiles” Barone.

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8 Responses to “ ‘The Messenger’ Hill Shipped in for Prestige FC 1 ”

  1. Good step up for Marz K. We’ll definitely see what he has learned over the past 2 years.

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  2. mmafan says:

    A grown ass man pretending to be an wrestler, and creeping facebook pages of people hes not friends with or doesnt like, sounds like a real jabroni to me.

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  3. Cody Saftic says:

    Yea I think everyone enjoyed the Rock gimmick for a couple days before we realized this guy is a weirdo who needs to give it up.

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  4. The Rock says:

    The Rock asks this …..

    Cody Saftic, who in the blue hell are you!?

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  5. Leon Spinks says:


    Did you at least try “Google” to see who Cody is?

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  6. Cody Saftic says:

    He’s just trying to set you up with the classic “it doesn’t matter who you are” line from the rock….

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  7. Alexis says:

    Get paid up front Mikey..

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  8. The Rock says:

    The Rock says this

    Top Mma news can delete The Rocks comments all they want, but Micheal Hill will always be the biggest walking, talking piece of trailer park trash The Rock has ever seen!

    And nobody, and The Rock means nobody! Will ever give a damn about Cody Saftic!

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