News: Light heavyweight battle added to KSW 45 as Wagner Prado faces Max Nunes

A light heavyweight clash between two of the divisions most clinical finishers is set to go down at KSW 45 as heavy handed Brazilian Wagner Prado (14-3) meets Sweden’s Max Nunes (17-5) at KSW 45 on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Prado signed a multi-fight contract with KSW earlier this year, marking his debut with an impressive TKO win over SBG’s Chris Fields at KSW 44 in June. The 30-year-old has garnered a fierce reputation in as a dangerous knock out artist with all but one of his 14 wins coming via KO/TKO. After building a record of 8-0 as a professional, he was snapped up by the UFC in 2012 and competed three times for the promotion including a pair of fights against Phil Davis. Since leaving the UFC he has is 6-1 including the stunning KO win over Fields in his KSW debut.

Training out of the famous Allstars Training Center gym in Sweden comes the well-travelled Max Nunes. Having competed in the likes of Cage Rage, BAMMA, Abu Dhabi Warriors and Superior Challenge, the 29-year-old is also partial to finishing his opponents, having registered a total of ten TKO/KO’s and five submission wins over the likes of Ion Pascu, Patrick Vallee, and Marcin Lazarz.

With a combined finishing rate in excess of 90%, this clash is certainly a blink-and-could-miss-it type of fight with potential title implications.

The 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

ksw 45

Heavyweight Title

Phil De Fries (c) vs. Karol Bedorf

Heavyweight: Popek Monster vs. Erko Jun

Welterweight Title

Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Roberto Soldic

Opening Round of Middleweight Tournament

Michal Materla vs. Damian Janikowski

Marcin Wojcik vs. Scott Askham

Heavyweight: Michal Andryszak vs. James McSweeney

Light Heavyweight: Wagner Prado vs. Max Nunes

Light Heavyweight: Akop Szostak vs. John Smith

Lightweight: Leszek Krakowski vs. Alfie Davis

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