A key fight in the KSW light heavyweight division has been added to KSW 44 on June 9 as Irish veteran Chris “The Housewives Choice” Fields (12-7-1) takes on Brazilian knockout artist Wagner “Caldeirao” Prado (13-3).
A former Cage Warriors champion and TUF contestant, Fields made his KSW debut in his hometown of Dublin last October in a winning effort against Michal Fijalka. The 34-year-old showed veteran craftiness en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of one of the biggest crowds ever seen in Ireland for an MMA event.
The SBG trained 34-year-old was originally scheduled to compete at KSW 42 at the beginning of the year however due to adverse weather conditions in Europe all flights were cancelled. This, along with facing an opponent like Prado has given the Irishman plenty of reasons to be fired up.
“I’m looking forward to putting on a show for the fans after the disaster of the last time not getting to make it to compete,” said Fields. “Prado is an explosive fighter but has shown he can’t grapple. He has been choked and knee barred…. and I like both!”
Prado has built a fierce reputation in Brazil as a finisher and dangerous knockout artist having won all but one of his fights via KO/TKO. After going 8-0 as a professional the 30-year-old was snapped up by the UFC in 2012 and competed three times for the promotion including a pair of fights against Phil Davis. In late 2013 he returned to the Brazilian scene and picked up right where he left off, going 5-1 with five devastating stoppages in that time.
Both men will be targeting a shot at the KSW light heavyweight title held by Tomasz Narkun, who just defeated MMA legend Mamed Khalidov in a fight of the year candidate at KSW 42.
KSW 44 takes place June 9 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and will be available to watch live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.
KSW 44 Fight Card:
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
Chris Fields (12-7-1) vs. Wagner Prado (13-3)
Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)