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
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
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