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.
Another huge heavyweight clash has been added to KSW 45 as former heavyweight title contenders James ‘The Hammer’ McSweeney (15-16-0) and Michal ‘Longer’ Andryszak (20-7-0) collide at The SSE Arena, Wembley on October 6.
McSweeney is a true veteran of the MMA game having competed all over the world, including the UFC and being a cast member of the memorable TUF heavyweight season alongside Kimbo Slice, Brendan Schaub, and Roy Nelson, and he is also a renowned coach having worked directly with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Hailing from London, England, McSweeney now returns to compete in his home city for the first time since his win over former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski at KSW 32. The 37-year-old will be looking to recreate that performance and reestablish himself as a force in the KSW heavyweight division with a win on October 6th.
Standing in his way however is Michal Andryszak. At only 26-years-old this Polish monster has quickly risen to become one of the top heavyweight prospects in the world. Owning nineteen first round stoppage wins and already a former title challenger in KSW, Andryszak is aiming to get back into the title fold.
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
Heavyweight Title – Phil De Fries (c) vs. Karol Bedorf
Popek Monster vs. Erko Jun
Welterweight Title – Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Roberto Soldic
Opening Round of Middleweight Tournament
Michal Materla vs. Damian Janikowski
Scott Askham vs. Marcin Wojcik
James McSweeney vs. Michal Andryszak
Akop Szostak vs. John Smith
More Fights TBA
One of the UK’s top prospects, Alfie Davis (10-2-0) is set compete in front of his hometown crowd at KSW 45 in The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England on October 6. Training out of the renowned London Shootfighters gym, Davis will square off against UK based Polish fighter Leszek Krakowski (12-1-0) in the KSW lightweight division.
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. Continue reading “News: Popek Monster set to face Erko Jun at KSW 45”
After capturing the KSW heavyweight title in April with a TKO win over highly ranked Michal Andryszak in his promotional debut, England’s Phil De Fries’ (15-6) first title defense will come on home soil as he faces former champion Karol Bedorf (15-3) at KSW 45 on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.
It is announced that KSW are returning to London. On October 6th, we see the return of the fast growing European promotion as they make their way back to the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
Known for their incredibly high level production, entertaining and world class fights and just their overall spectacle, eyes will surely be on KSW as they make a highly anticipated return to English shores.
The first fighters competing at KSW 45: The Return to Wembley have been confirmed by the promotion for their October 6 card at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Infamous rapper and former London resident Popek Monster (3-3) is set to return to action following a successful stint away from the cage on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in Poland. Joining him on the London card will be Olympic medalist Damian Janikowski (3-0), who will make his first international MMA appearance after three straight finishes over notably more experienced opposition.
All fighters successfully made weight in Gdansk, Poland ahead of KSW 44. With all planned fights confirmed, the event can be watched live around the world from via online PPV at www.KSWTV.com with the action kicking off at 7pm local time (1pm EST).
Check out the video below for all the highlights of the weigh ins along with a full break down of the weigh in results below.
Main Event – Heavyweight
Mariusz Pudzianowski (117kg)
Karol Bedorf (116.5kg)
Co-Main – Catchweight – 90kg
Michał Materla (89.9kg)
Martin Zawada (89.9kg)
Erko Jun (102.3kg)
Tomasz Oświeciński (114.6kg)
Catchweight – 68kg
Kleber Koike Erbst (67.8kg)
Marian Ziółkowski (68kg)
Gracjan Szadziński (70.8kg)
Paul Redmond (70.8kg)
Chris Fields (93.1kg)
Wagner Prado (93.4kg)
Łukasz Rajewski (70.8kg)
Leo Zulic (70.2kg)
Sebastian Przybysz (61.2kg)
Dawid Gralka (61.7kg)
Almost three years since their last visit to the city, KSW is set to return to London, England on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley for KSW 45.
Following a breakout year in 2017, one which saw a record breaking stadium show and a debut in Ireland, KSW now returns to the UK for the first time since KSW 32 in 2015. That night saw almost 10,000 packed into The SSE Arena, Wembley to watch a host of KSW’s top stars including Mariusz Pudzianowski, Borys Mankowski, Tomasz Narkun and Mateusz Gamrot take to the cage.
“Our last show in London was a huge success,” said KSW co-owner Maciej Kawulski. “We are delighted to finally be coming back and showcase our event again to our fans, new and old, there. We promise to bring another action-packed fight card with our biggest names. England, you do not want to miss this!”
Tickets for the event will be on sale Thursday, June 7 at 10am local time from AXS.com.
KSW returns to the beautiful seaside town of Gdansk, Poland on June 9th with an action packed KSW 44 card set take place at the famous Ergo Arena.
Today, the final fight was added to the card. Poland’s own Lukasz Rajewski (7-3) will face Croatia’s Leo Zulic (8-2) in what promises to be an explosive affair as both men between them have twelve finishes, nine of which have come in the first round.
28-year-old Rajewski is currently 1-1 now during his second stint in KSW and will surely see this as a must win fight. Zulic on the other hand will be making his promotional debut and enters on a three-fight-win-streak with his last two opponents not making it past the first round.
This fight rounds off a nine fight card that is one of KSW’s more expansive cards to date featuring a host of international fighters along with a selection of KSW’s marquee names.
Five time world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5) and former KSW heavyweight champion Karol Bedorf (14-3) will finally square off in a fight that is years in the making. Pudzianowski is arguably in the best shape of his MMA career and comes into this contest having won his last three fights.
Sidelined through injury for the past year, Bedorf will be chomping at the bit to get back into the cage and will certainly see this as the perfect opportunity to move a step closer to getting his heavyweight title back. Fans will finally get to see these two behemoths meet in the middle of the KSW arena.
The fate of the KSW featherweight title will be decided as old rivals Marcin Wrzosek (13-4) and Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) meet once again with the vacant title up for grabs. Wrzosek originally dropped the title to Erbst at the historic KSW 39 event last year but immediately bounced back with a win in his next fight and now ‘The Polish Zombie’ has worked his way back into title contention. Erbst will also be clamouring to get the title back having relinquished it before his last fight due to uncharacteristically missing weight. The Japanese fighter has proven to be one of the best featherweights in the world over the past decade with just one loss and nineteen wins since 2009.
Two of Europe’s hardest hitting fighters will collide on June as former KSW champ Michal Materla (25-6) meets the well-travelled veteran Martin Zawada (28-14-1) in a clash that is certain to provide a highlight reel finish, while Polish actor Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) will compete against internationally famous bodybuilder and fitness model Erko Jun (0-0) in what will be a massive crossover fight that will have the whole fitness world watching.
Also on the card will be extremely important fights for Irish stars Paul Redmond (14-6) and Chris Fields (12-7-1) as they face Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) and Wagner Prado (13-3), respectively.
KSW 44 will be live around the world on June 9 on www.KSWTV.com.
Full 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. Martin Zawada (28-14-1)
- Filip Wolanski (11-2) & Daniel Torres (7-3)
- Chris Fields (12-7-1) vs. Wagner Prado (13-3)
- Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)
- Lukasz Rajewski (7-3) vs. Leo Zulic (8-2)
- Sebastian Przybysz (3-1) & Dawid Gralka (6-1)
- *Bout order to be finalized