Ireland’s Paul Redmond (14-7) returns to the KSW arena on June 9th and will face rising Polish prospect Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) at KSW 44 in Gdansk, Poland.
The Team Ryano fighter made a successful debut for the promotion in his hometown of Dublin last October defeating durable veteran Lukasz Chlewicki on points. The 31-year-old rose to prominence following a 7-1 run fighting under the Cage Warriors banner before being snapped up by the UFC as a short notice replacement. After two tough fights against Mirsad Bektic and Robert Whiteford in the UFC, he returned the European scene and has been on flying form, scoring big wins in both BAMMA and Bellator as well as his KSW debut.
With the well travelled Redmond in such great form, this fight provides Szadzinski the biggest opportunity of his career, a chance to register a win over one of the top lightweights in Europe.
With two KSW appearances already under his belt, Szadzinski comes into this contest with a fierce and well deserved reputation for finishing his opponents. The lightweight has five TKO/KO finishes to his name including two first round wins his his past two fights, his latest being over the previously undefeated Maciej Kazieczko at KSW 41 in December.
KSW 44 will be available to watch live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.
Fight Card (to date):
Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5)
Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (13-4)
Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) vs. Erko Jun (0-0)
Michal Materla (25-6) vs. TBA
Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)