An exciting heavyweight clash between infamous rapper Popek Monster (3-3) and social media star & bodybuilder turned fighter Erko Jun (1-0) will go down at KSW 45 in The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England on October 6.
Popek Monster was last in action in December of last year against Polish action movie star Tomasz Oswiecinski and after dominating the first round he then succumbed to a TKO in round two. Since then Popek has had a successful stint on Poland’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ making it to the latter stages of the competition.
A return to action has been highly anticipated for Popek but this will also be a return to London, a place where he lived and where he made his MMA debut in the legendary Cage Rage promotion. Over the years Popek has collaborated musically with many of the UK’s top rap artists including Big Narstie, Professor Green and JME.
After only making his MMA debut in June of this year, Erko Jun now looks to tackle The Monster Popek in his sophomore outting. The 28-year-old rose to fame as a social media bodybuilding star and has amassed over one million Instagram followers while building something of a fitness empire that includes a clothing range and personal training.
Jun got into MMA after a chance meeting with Roberto Soldic and soon after started training at the renowned UFD gym in Germany, home to a host of top fighters including Soldic, Martin Zawada, Antun Racic and more. With the same drive and motivation he put into bodybuilding, Jun dedicated himself to MMA and would often sleep at the gym and drive back home to Belgium at the weekends. This hard work and sacrifice paid off as in his MMA debut at KSW 44 he registered a highlight reel first round KO win over Tomasz Oswiecinski, and now looks to follow up with another devastating finish at KSW 45 in London.
This fight joins a stacked card for KSW London that includes a heavyweight title fight between Phil De Fries and Karol Bedorf, a rematch between welterweight champion Dricus Du Plessis and Roberto Soldic, as well as the beginning of a four-man tournament between Michal Materla, Damian Janikowski, Scott Askham, and Marcin Wojcik to crown a new KSW middleweight champion.
KSW 45 Fight Card:
Phil De Fries (c) vs. Karol Bedorf
Heavyweight: Popek Monster vs. Erko Jun
Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Roberto Soldic
Opening Round of Middleweight Tournament
Michal Materla vs. Damian Janikowski
Scott Askham vs. Marcin Wojcik
Light Heavyweight: Akop Szostak vs. John Smith
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