An injury has forced Michal Adryszak from KSW 45 and as a result, Thiago Silva (20-7) has stepped in to face James McSweeney (15-16) in a mouth watering heavyweight contest at The SSE Arena, Wembley on October 6.
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.
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.